Quotation Peruffo, Eleonora, Bobko, Sofia, Looney, Brian, Murphy, Bernadette, Hall, Margeret, Nelson, Quinn, Caton, Simon. 2018. Speed dating and self-image Revisiting old data with new eyes. In Social Computing and Social Media: Technologies and Analytics, Hrsg. Gabriele Meiselwitz, 279-297. Las Vegas: Springer.




In this paper we perform a variety of analytical techniques on a speed dating dataset collected from 2002–2004. There have previously been papers published analyzing this dataset however we have focused on a previously unexplored area of the data; that of self-image and self-perception. We have evaluated whether the decision to meet again or not following a date can be predicted to any degree of certainty when focusing only on the self-ratings and partner ratings from the event. Further to this we have examined how the decisions received after the session can affect the stability of one’s self-image over time. We also performed some general exploratory analysis of this dataset in the area of self-image and self-perception; evaluating the importance of these attributes in the grand scheme of attaining a positive result from a 4 min date.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Contribution to conference proceedings
Language English
Title Speed dating and self-image Revisiting old data with new eyes
Title of whole publication Social Computing and Social Media: Technologies and Analytics
Editor Gabriele Meiselwitz
Page from 279
Page to 297
Location Las Vegas
Publisher Springer
Year 2018
ISBN 978-3-319-91484-8
URL https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-91485-5_22
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-91485-5_22


Hall, Margeret (Details)
Bobko, Sofia (National College of Ireland, Ireland)
Caton, Simon (National College of Ireland, Ireland)
Looney, Brian (National College of Ireland, Ireland)
Murphy, Bernadette (National College of Ireland, Ireland)
Nelson, Quinn (National College of Ireland, Ireland)
Peruffo, Eleonora (Eurofound, United States/USA)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1127 Information science (Details)
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