Everyone gets a chance to meet (and flirt); and successful pairings are given contact info to try their luck in the "real world."Speed dating is useful for obvious reasons, like sharing horror stories about inappropriate participants.

But, for two Stanford researchers, speed dating also provides rich material for analyzing the science behind romance and attraction.

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Steven, 28, Manhattan, NYC I attended your speed dating event and Valentine's singles party at Slate which followed.

This was my first experience at a singles event, and I had a wonderful time.

All daters also filled out surveys about their demographic, personal interests, and dating experience.

After analyzing all the data, the scientists came to the conclusion that there are certain key factors that predict whether couples “clicked.” Perhaps surprisingly, men and women usually said they clicked when their conversations were mostly about the women.

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Some previous research on speed dating and first encounters has found that physical attractiveness pretty much determines whether two people are initially into each other What leads to romantic attraction: similarity, reciprocity, security, or beauty? For example, one study found that speed-dating couples with similar speaking styles were more likely to report a mutual connection.

What seems pretty clear from all the research is that speed dating isn’t just B. In general, people are pretty quick to determine whether they like each other.

Everyone participated just once, and all students were promised the contact information of anyone they matched with.

The daters wore audio recorders during their four-minute interviews (so no lewd comments, please! In the end, researchers ended up accumulating transcripts of 1,100 dates.

Joe, 34, Brooklyn, NY I actually met someone at your event in October and we're going to be engaged. Louisa, 27, Manhattan, NYC A friend and I recently used our tickets to attend an event of yours in the city. We were skeptical before attending, but we both met great guys at the event that we look forward to spending time with.