Guegen’s previous research has shown that this can improve the success of romantic requests for a dance or phone number.Oh and for good measure, this earlier research suggests you should ask your opposite-sex friends to smile at you!
In 2010, Pennebaker and his colleagues analyzed speed-date conversations using LIWC and found they could predict whether the couples wanted to go out again.
The 40 conversations that the researchers analyzed took place during a study on speed dating among heterosexual men and women.
Participants went on four-minute dates that researchers recorded.
After the dates, participants filled out surveys about how much they had in common with their partner and, of course, whether they would be interested in seeing their partners again.
I spend half an hour setting up the room, putting café numbers on the tables, and writing out name badges.
Then the daters arrive, in ones and twos, slowly filling the bar.Unfortunately, Pennebaker told NPR that, as far as he knows, people can't pick up on patterns in function word use — we need LIWC's help.So don't waste your time scrutinizing your date's use of the word "the." All you can really do is try to have a good time.In other words, mimicry seemed to increase the influence of a woman’s sexual attractiveness.“By using an experimental approach in a real context it was found that mimicry is associated with greater preference and liking for a female in a courtship situation,” Gueguen said.I cover two venues in southeast England for one of the largest dating companies in the country.