Psychology of texting dating
That’s what brought her to the Venngage headquarters on a Wednesday evening in January. A study with the potential for love at the end of it. Surprisingly, the very thing she had decided not to do anymore–talk to a stranger she was matched with online with the purpose of falling in love. She was going to use a “love hack” to make a connection. The article presented a quiz comprised of 36 questions that supposedly lead to love–or, at least, an accelerated feeling of intimacy between strangers.
The idea was that if you sat down with a perfect stranger and exchanged these 36 questions, you would have shared enough intimate information with them to create a feeling of closeness in just one conversation.
Then we decided to raise the stakes: what if participants didn’t even know what their partner looked like? All of these services that use algorithms to match people up can be considered take a hacking approach to romance.
But all of these apps rely fairly heavily on the profile pictures people use.
At Venngage, we wanted to test the study but with a 21st century twist: can people fall in love through text conversation?
According to the research done by Christian Rudder, author of Our study would approach matching people up from a different, entirely personality-based angle.
This is what caught Colleen’s attention when she saw our call for participants.
Making it casual indicates that you put value on the person and not the actual night out, Madeleine says.
And by showing that you are not willing to give a total stranger more than 60 minutes of your time, Madeleine also says you are illustrating your own self-respect.'Ask questions of your date that demonstrate you are interested in who they are as a person,' Madeleine says.