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For a moment, think of the worst first date you ever went on.
You know, the one where that woman just never talked?
These results are especially important given the long line of research indicating that thin slice judgments are consistent with long-term impressions. Houser, our quantitative findings further supported our open-ended responses.
Nonverbal immediacy (e.g., smiling, eye contact, open body orientation) along with social and physical attraction helped explain individuals’ beliefs about relational development.
This knowledge is important, as it can be applied beyond a speed date to any 30-second introduction that is potentially romantic.