Dating is not as romantic as it sounds, from what we have
learned in the past few weeks. It can actually be manufactured, that is, it can
be altered by some research results and scientific
methods. There are several useful terms
that can be used before attending or arranging a date. Proximity
means people are more easily to be attracted by those who are sharing the same
physical traits, for example, living in the same country or state. Similarity
is people who might be more attracted to each other if they share the
same religion, education, social class or behavior style. Reciprocity means
that during the date, if one side is receiving some
type of positive messages, they might need to show the same thing back in order
to get this relationship continuing smoothly.
I actually find this topic interesting so
after the discussion session I have searched for related information. I have found a funny
article named "Valentine's Day dating tips from lovestruck scientists". There
are seven doable tips for people who are going to date. "Wear red" is one of
them. According to the article, "red is hypothesised to serve as an aphrodisiac
for men because it carries the meaning of sex and romance" while "women
also preferred men wearing red clothes, or in front of red backgrounds."
Although I may never know what would be the exact underlying reason, it could be
worth trying the trick for the next date.
Dating is a large portion in human's life because that is the foundation of building a family. If getting married is the final, then every date is the test. Therefore, the purpose of the scientific method is to help people to get a higher score on the test. Check it out, maybe that is how the romance starts.