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They also rated their own sense of self-confidence on the date.After all the brief dates were over, they decided thumbs up or thumbs down for each candidate. As reported in the October 2009 issue of , the well-known gender difference vanished when men and women assumed more egalitarian roles—when women made the rounds and men sat, both sexes were equally choosy.

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WOMEN ARE MUCH CHOOSIER than men when it comes to romance.

This is well known, but the reason for this gender difference is unclear.

Sam Moorcroft, founder of Christian Cafe.com, likens online dating technology to roads. Roads allow you to get to someone's house to have an affair. Having studied the work of Marshall Mc Luhan (recall his aphorism, "The medium is the message") and that of other media ecologists, I wasn't so ready to concede this point.

So I decided to do a little investigating myself with this question in mind: Does the online dating process—creating a profile, uploading pictures, searching for potential matches and/or being matched using an algorithm, and communicating via computer before meeting face-to-face— fundamentally change anything about how we relate to each other?

We don’t speed-date our way through real life, of course, but there are all kinds of social conventions based on gender, and these presumably shape romantic feelings and actions.

Having men behave more like women and women more like men appears to narrow at least this one gap between the sexes.Finkel and Eastwick speculated that in speed dating, physically approaching someone might be enough to make the potential date more appealing romantically—and thus, because men usually approach women in such events, to make the men less choosy overall.They tested this hypothesis in a series of 15 heterosexual speed-dating events, involving 350 young men and women.Afterward, both men and women indicate to the sponsor if they would be interested in seeing any of the others again. That is expected, but Finkel and Eastwick had a novel theory about why.If two “yeses” match up, they get phone numbers and that’s it. Perhaps it could be explained by the simple convention of men standing and approaching—and women sitting passively.Evolutionary psychologists think it is because back in prehistoric times “dating” was much riskier for women.

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