Speed Dating Study for Heterosexual Undergraduate Students

Researchers are seeking college-aged, heterosexual individuals for a Speed Dating Study. The objective of the study is to examine how short conversations between strangers evolve over time.  

Before the study session, participants will be asked to provide a 'profile picture' of themselves to be used in the study. The picture must clearly show the participant's face--no sunglasses, masks, no group pictures. Shirtless or revealing pictures will not be permitted.  

Participants will be asked to come to Henderson during the evening (date, TBD) for the Speed Dating Event. Participants will be filmed and asked to wear a FitBit-like watch to monitor heartrate, body temperature, skin conductance, etc. Participants will have the option to ‘match’ with other participants. After the study, participants will receive compensation in the form of contact information from mutual ‘matches.’  

Penn State IRB Approval Number: 

Participant Inclusion Criteria

Gender criteria: 
Participants must be heterosexual, undergraduate students.
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Will compensation be provided?: 
Compensation amount:: 
Participants will be compensated with the contact information of mutual 'matches.'

Study Dates, Times and Location

Location of Study: 
By Appointment?: 
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Study Length Details: 
The study will take place in the evening for at most 3 hours. Participants will be assigned an arrival time.

Contact Information

Contact Name: 
Samantha Becker
Contact Email: