Eli J. Finkel, Paul W. Eastwick

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Scholars have recently begun to harness the immense power of speed-dating procedures to achieve important and novel insights into the dynamics of romantic attraction. Speed-dating procedures allow researchers to study romantic dynamics dyadically, with regard to potentially meaningful relationships, and with strong external validity. This article highlights the strengths and promise of speed-dating procedures, reviews some of their most exciting contributions to our understanding of the social psyche, and illustrates how scholars can employ speed-dating and its straightforward variants to study topics relevant to diverse subfields of psychological science.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-197
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Directions in Psychological Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Relationships
  • Romantic attraction
  • Social relations model
  • Speed-dating
  • Thin slices


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