publication . Article . 2013

A New Era of Courtship: Let me Contemplate our Speed-Date to Determine the Interconnectedness of Conversation and Physical Attraction

Andrew Dix;
Open Access English
  • Published: 20 Dec 2013 Journal: Interpersona: An International Journal on Personal Relationships (issn: 1981-6472, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: PsychOpen
Abstract
The central purpose of this study was to determine whether a single interpersonal communication event could influence perceptions of physical attractiveness in a dating environment. A total of 104 undergraduate students at a large United States university engaged in speed-dating in order to examine the effects of both positive communication and negative communication. Speed-dating was incorporated into the present research because this round-robin method of dating offered an efficient means for investigating attraction and analyzing the effects of a single conversation. It was upon arrival at the event that participants completed a pre-test measure, engaged in a...
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free text keywords: attraction, perception, interpersonal communication, relationships, speed-dating, Psychology, BF1-990, Human physical appearance, Conversation, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Casual, Courtship, Social relation, Communication theory, Physical attractiveness, Social psychology
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publication . Article . 2013

A New Era of Courtship: Let me Contemplate our Speed-Date to Determine the Interconnectedness of Conversation and Physical Attraction

Andrew Dix;