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The genius of Finkel and Eastwick began when they made one seemingly minor, almost irrelevant observation.
In the speed-dating events (both commercial and scientific), all the women remain seated at their respective tables, while men go around the room to meet each woman at her table at the beginning of their brief “date.” According to one executive of a speed-dating service quoted in Finkel and Eastwick’s article, this is a practical decision.
This is not surprising, as it mirrors most real-life dating situations where men come on to women far more frequently and aggressively than women come on to men.
Though partially unaware of the true meaning of the process, these adolescents will, in time, use dating as a way sort through the "pool of eligibles" to find the right person with whom they will have a family.
In times past, when love and marriage were not so inextricably tied together, mate selection was seen as too important a task to be left up to young people.
The US Census bureau estimates that 8.5 percent of the US population or about 26 million people are single and between the ages of 18-24 years that’s nearly 15 million males and 15 million females (retrieved 12 June 2014 SOURCE Tables 1 and 2; and calculation based on Table 57 Statistical Abstracts of the US SOURCE ).
Those numbers should be very similar in 2010 when the Census is collected.