We find some solace by reminding ourselves that parties and bars are not exactly perfect research environments.
It is true that people at parties can often form real relationships with real futures, and this external validity makes such social gatherings ideal sources of data on real-life mating behaviour (Eastwick & Finkel, in press).
When I joined Aallonhuiput board I realized that my story wasn’t really unique.
Participants in Todd's study might verbally agree, though their actions said something different.
This formula has served humans throughout time, with the model of choosy females reflected in most mammals.
"Evolutionary theories in psychology suggest that men and women should trade off different traits in each other, and when we look at the actual mate choices people make, this is what we find evidence for," Todd said.
Every night, researchers who investigate relationships and person perception miss out on great opportunities.
Millions of parties and social gatherings take place throughout the world, and no one is there to measure the interpersonal dynamics taking place in these real-world environments.