End dating via text
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.
At the end of the conversation period, you will have the option of exchanging contact information with your partner over text chat.
But many of the participants did find their partners.
One couple even left together to get a drink and continue their conversation, this time with the nuance of physical cues. Arthur Aron, after 45 minutes of interaction, the relationship of partners was rated closer than the closest relationship in the lives of 30% of similar students.
(We have matched you, based on the questionnaire you completed prior to arriving here, with someone we think will like you and whom you will like).
Once the conversation period was over and they had completed their post-conversation questionnaires, participants had the opportunity to seek out their partners in the room.
Some people made a beeline for the door, clearly not excited to meet their partners.
It’s hard to get a real sense of the person [and it’s] hard to strive for genuineness when you can’t read their underlying tone.” Despite the majority of participants either preferring (50%) or feeling ambivalent towards discussing personal topics through text (37%), when it comes to interactions in general, the majority of participants (53%) still preferred interacting with people in person.
Multiple participants also commented in their questionnaires that the 15 minute time limits drastically restrained their conversations.Once we had gathered all of their responses, we did our best to match the participants with a partner with whom they shared similar attitudes and values.