Associations between positive affective presence and trait predictors, including emotion regulation, emotional expressiveness, attachment style, agreeableness and extraversion, were also observed.The findings indicate that what emotionally distinguishes one individual from another lies in part in the emotional consequences of their behaviours on others.This article highlights the strengths and promise of speed-dating procedures, reviews some of their most exciting contributions to our understanding of the social psyche, and illustrates how scholars can employ speed-dating and its straightforward variants to study topics relevant to diverse subfields of psychological science.ABSTRACT: Recent research indicates that people consistently make others feel a certain way (e.g. This individual difference has been termed affective presence, but little is known about its correlates or consequences.The present study investigated the following: (i) whether affective presence influences others' romantic interest in a person and (ii) what types of people have positive and negative affective presence.Forty volunteers took part in a speed-dating event, during which they dated six or seven opposite-sex partners.In short, the data suggest that whether you're a man or a woman, being attractive is just as good for your romantic prospects and, to a lesser extent, so is being a good earner."Sex Differences in Mate Preferences Revisited: Do People Know What They Initially Desire in a Romantic Partner?
It turns out that, regardless of gender, the participants who rotated experienced greater romantic desire for and chemistry with their partners, compared to participants who sat throughout the event.So the researchers decided to explore whether having males literally walking up to seated females was having a psychological effect.The researchers established 15 speed-dating events for 350 young adults.Psychologists have found that although men choose, on average, half of the women present, women choose to see only a third of the men again. Among animals, females are usually the picky ones, because they make the larger reproductive investment.However, the new research, by Eli Finkel and Paul Eastwick, social psychologists at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, demonstrates that tinkering with the speed-dating format alters human behaviour, dramatically changing the outcome.