The claim that men are intimidated by clever women is backed by the results of a new study conducted by Polish economists Adam Karbowski and his colleagues from the Warsaw School of Economics analyzed data from a Columbia University speed-dating experiment, in which more than 500 students participated.
The men and women took part in a regular speed-dating event.
Unsurprisingly, he found that handsome men were more likely to be chosen for a date than less handsome men.
But women didn’t shoot down every unattractive man.
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.
Last year online coupon company Groupon hosted the world’s largest speed-dating event, with 414 attendees crammed into a restaurant in Chicago.
What percentage of initial dates resulted in matches?
In order to make a match, you need to request another date and get that request accepted.
AS A PSYCHOLOGIST, I have always found the concept of speed dating fascinating.
During a series of mini dates, each spanning no more than a couple of minutes, participants in a speed-dating event evaluate a succession of eligible singles.