This prompted participants to reveal personal thoughts and experiences not typically shared with someone during a first meeting.
At Venngage, we wanted to test the study but with a 21st century twist: can people fall in love through text conversation?
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.
Still, she didn’t have high expectations for this exercise–true to her “just say yes” attitude, she decided to give it a go and if she met someone she liked, then great.
We paired her up with someone we thought would make a good match.
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.
Can you get to know someone through text conversation as quickly as you can get to know someone in person?Please refrain from looking around at other participants to figure out who your partner is–we want to keep it anonymous until the end of the conversation period.At the end of the conversation period, you will have the option of exchanging contact information with your partner over text chat. It’s not because she hasn’t given it an honest try.She considers herself a very social person, but text communication has never been as intuitive to her as face-to-face interaction.