The number of the first dates varied by the event - on average there were 15, but it could be as few as 5 or as many as 22.
Then you were asked if you would like to meet any of them again.
Given that people are not always good at assessing their own attractiveness, how does it affect the ultimate goal - getting matches?
Let's focus on average looking people (people who rate themselves 6 or 7) only to level the field and see how the self assessment affects the outcome.
If you subtract the average ratings received from the self rating, you can see how much people overestimate their attractiveness.If they don't matter, it shouldn't increase the error rate much, right?Based on those scores, the most important features are: scores indicate how much more attractive the partners were relative to the participants.This image is of a poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher or the creator of the work depicted.It is believed that the use of scaled-down, low-resolution images of posters qualifies as fair use under the copyright law of the United States.The data comes from a series of heterosexual speed dating experiements at Columbia University from 2002-2004.