Dating experiment links two bipolar people dating
Could apes, like humans, soon be swiping right to choose their mates?
Scientists at the Apenhuel Primate Park in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, hope to increase the chances of successful breeding by using a tablet to show Samboja, the zoo’s 11-year-old female orangutan, pictures of available males from an international breeding program, according to the Guardian.
We study dating behavior using data from a Speed Dating experiment where we generate random matching of subjects and create random variation in the number of potential partners.
Our design allows us to directly observe individual decisions rather than just final matches.
Also, we find that women exhibit a preference for men who grew up in affluent neighborhoods.
Finally, male selectivity is invariant to group size, while female selectivity is strongly increasing in group size.
The female confederate gave her phone number to the males if they had any more questions about the experiment and the researchers documented how many males called the confederate.
As the men finished the survey, the woman explained she would be available to answer any questions regarding her project, giving her phone number and name to the male subjects.
One of the initial studies looking into this phenomenon conducted by Schachter and Singer (1962) was based on the idea that the experience of arousal could be ambiguous and therefore misattributed to an incorrect stimulus.Conditions such as experiencing winds during their walk and the nervous feeling may have contributed to their fast-paced heartbeats and rapid breathing.In the other condition, the woman had approached the men after they had crossed the bridge.It’s part of a four-year study — dubbed “Tinder for orangutans” — that aims to gain insight into how primates make their mating choices, Thomas Bionda, a behavioral biologist at the zoo, told Dutch broadcaster NOS.While the orangutans won’t actually swipe left or right, researchers will observe how Samboja responds to the images on the tablet screen.