Love dating text messages
Your conversation will be conducted entirely through text chat, with no physical interaction.Please refrain from looking around at other participants to figure out who your partner is–we want to keep it anonymous until the end of the conversation period.We wanted to test the study but with a 21st century twist: can people fall in love through text message?After all, most dating services involve a period of text communication between matched partners before they meet in person.We set the timer for the first 15 minutes and the room immediately filled with the sound of fingers clacking on keyboards.
The idea was that if you sat down with a perfect stranger and exchanged these 36 questions, you would have shared enough intimate information with them to create a feeling of closeness in just one conversation.
Some people made a beeline for the door, clearly not excited to meet their partners.
But many of the participants did find their partners.
A minor adjustments to the study During a bathroom break in the middle of the study, some of the participants complained that 15 minutes was not enough time to respond to the questions in as much detail as they would like.
Since it was taking people considerably longer to type out their responses than if they were to exchange them verbally, we decided to provide participants an extra 10 minutes to complete the third and final set of questions.