Thursday, November 8, 2007

The Economics of Dating Part V

This summary in slate of some research done on speed dating by economists and psychologists, shows once again some on clichés hold. Men like attractive women, although not mentioned in the article women like men who grew up in affluent neighborhoods. There was surprisingly little racial bias. Women preferred their own race and white men preferred Asian women.

My favorite line from the article: “We also found that women got more dates when they won high marks for looks from research assistants who were hired for the much sought-after position of hanging out in a bar to rate the dater's level of attractiveness on a scale of one to 10.”

Why again did work on dairy farmer surveys again for my RA?

h/t to Greg Mankiw

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