She’s not going to curse me out on the phone and hurt my feelings. About four months later, however, I woke up one morning to a “Hey stranger, long time no talk” text sent the night before. “All these very casual ways of reaching out and contacting people, I think it gives [people] permission to say: Hey, the risk is very low.
Instead, participants were randomly paired, except no man was paired with a taller woman.
During an intermission of the dance, participants were asked to assess their date.
Longer exposure may have changed the attraction ratings.
In a follow up of the experiment, it was found that couples were more likely to continue interacting if they held similar attraction ratings.
It was also found that both men and women were more satisfied with their dates if their dates had high levels of attractiveness.