Stanford University uncovers speed-dating secrets

Singles Emmanuel Cruz, left, and Helen Stevens, participate in a speed dating event at the Macri Park Bar in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. (AP Photo/Swoan Parker)
May 6, 2013 6:41:11 PM PDT
When it comes to speed-dating, researchers at Stanford University have found some useful phrases love-seekers can use to forge a relationship.

Women reported clicking with male partners who used appreciative language. Phrases like, "That's awesome!" or "That must be tough on you," scored highly.

Women also found a connection when men interrupted them to finish a sentence or thought. Researchers say it demonstrated understanding.

Both genders reported clicking when the conversations were mainly about the women.


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