Knowing how your environment influences your mind-set, a quality known as ecological rationality, can help you make the choices that are best for you.
They make split-second decisions on matters of the heart, creating a pool of information on one of the more ineffable yet vital questions of our time—how we select our mates.
Last year online coupon company Groupon hosted the world’s largest speed-dating event, with 414 attendees crammed into a restaurant in Chicago.
Start-up companies now meet with investors, pregnant couples interact with doulas, and homeless dogs court potential owners, all using the speed-dating format.
An organised social event to facilitate meeting new people, usually for hetrosexuals wishing to meet new potential partners.
Equal numbers of both sexes attend, usually paying a gratuity of around GBP£20.