A speeddating

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A common theme of these horror stories is that needy people fall prey to the practiced courtship of opportunists.

The sweet-talking suitors succeed by telling online daters what they want to hear. Corporate Romance The same romancing is happening today in Corporate America.

You meet someone, you talk for 5 minutes, and afterward you circle “yes” if you liked them or “no” if you didn’t. You get to make snap judgements on people (we’re humans, we all love to judge and you know it), and you also get to meet a ton of interesting people you never would otherwise. I’m sure that all four of those women have varying taste in men, not to mention the degree of different types of men who were in attendance.

If you both circle yes, you get each others’ contact information in an email the next day. Last week I went speed dating and I met two Australians who had only been in the country for five days, a soldier who finished his service in Afghanistan three days earlier, and a guy who works for Time Warner and was afraid I would hold that against him (I didn’t. Yet, they somehow all convinced each other that no one there was good enough for them.

We employ a Speed Dating experiment that allows us to directly observe individual decisions and thus infer whose preferences lead to racial segregation in romantic relationships.

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It is a January evening, Friday the 13th — a nightmare dating scenario.

Almost every major industry is consolidating, and this has created a large pool of people who are going to be displaced from their current employer.

As we all know, when your livelihood is in jeopardy, it’s easy to feel desperate.

I would never have looked twice at someone who was in the military when perusing dating sites, assuming we were too different. Bringing friends along might help you feel relaxed going into the speed dating event, but it could result in the pack mentality.

But sometimes it makes us forget that meeting people with different interests and different backgrounds is fun and exciting.

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