When the participants arrived, we pointed them to a boardroom where the Wi Fi connection information and refreshments were set up.
We then instructed them to take a seat at an empty work station and refrain from talking to the other participants.
That’s what brought her to the Venngage headquarters on a Wednesday evening in January. A study with the potential for love at the end of it. Surprisingly, the very thing she had decided not to do anymore–talk to a stranger she was matched with online with the purpose of falling in love. She was going to use a “love hack” to make a connection. The article presented a quiz comprised of 36 questions that supposedly lead to love–or, at least, an accelerated feeling of intimacy between strangers.
The idea was that if you sat down with a perfect stranger and exchanged these 36 questions, you would have shared enough intimate information with them to create a feeling of closeness in just one conversation.
Now we just had to wait and see how the study went.
Can you get to know someone through text conversation as quickly as you can get to know someone in person?
According to the research done by Christian Rudder, author of Our study would approach matching people up from a different, entirely personality-based angle.
Once the conversation period begins you may exchange names with your partner.
She had read about the exercise last year and was intrigued by our spin on it–it sounded exciting.
In her romantic history, the more she liked a partner’s personality, the more attractive she found them.
Over 45 minutes, you and the person we have paired you with will talk about a series of particular topics designed to help you get close.
Your conversation will be conducted entirely through text chat, with no physical interaction.