Samantha chases Barkley while at a fashion show, in order to be taped.
The "Derek" character is supposedly based on one-time Calvin Klein underwear model Michael Bergin, with whom Candice Bushnell was once briefly involved.
If there is a match, contact information is forwarded to both parties.
At a birthday party for thirty-something Miranda, Carrie and her friends vow to stop worrying about finding the "perfect" male and start having sex "like men". Charlotte goes on a date with Capote Duncan, but when she tells him she won't have sex with him, he goes to a club and winds up going home with Samantha.
For each of their dates, these men and women said thumbs-up or thumbs-down.
But they also completed a set of questions, meant to take measure of both their romantic attraction and how much “chemistry" they experienced in each encounter.
Psychologists are very interested in first impressions, and in the nature of romantic attraction. It’s well known that we tend to like people who like us, and people who are generally friendly tend to be well liked. A team of psychologists decided to explore some of these questions experimentally, and the tool they used for their research was—that’s right—speed dating.
What makes a date attractive, very quickly and in a romantic way? Paul Eastwick and Eli Finkel of Northwestern and Daniel Mochon and Dan Ariely of MIT had about 150 eligible men and women, about 20 years old, go on four-minute “dates” with about a dozen people of the opposite sex.
At the end of the event participants submit to the organizers a list of who they would like to provide their contact information to.Bergin has stated he auditioned for the job of his alter-ego, but was told he was too old for the part.Carrie is invited to go up to their Hamptons beach house by Patience and Peter, but in the morning she bumps into Peter in the hall without his underwear on.Now I'm no expert on romantic attraction, but I have this theory that lying is not the best way to start a relationship.Not only because lies tend to catch up with you, as they did with Miranda and Harris, but also because people can detect so much about another person in just a few minutes: authenticity, confidence, fear, desperation. Or is it more appealing, as the old saw has it, to play “hard to get”?
Well it depends on the agency hosting the event but basically lots of single people are thrown together in a room, and you are given three minutes, one on one, to meet, greet and converse with a member of the opposite sex.