Speed dating psychology research godly dating boundaries

How do you know when you're attracted to a new face?

Thank your medial prefrontal cortex, a brain region now discovered to play a major role in romantic decision-making.

But there was a catch: This region was most active when looking at faces that most people agreed were hot.

Of course, people don't always agree on who looks good.

People turned out to be pretty good at knowing who interested them based on photographs alone, the researchers found.

Some 63 percent of the time, their initial, photograph-based interest in dating a person was backed up by their real decision after their five-minute speed date.

To conduct the study, researchers recruited 78 women and 73 men, all heterosexual and single, from Trinity College Dublin to participate in a speed-dating event.