The Dating Games returns as a part of the RI Lates
In this edition of The Dating Games, Science London will be using facial recognition technology to explore the idea that we are more likely to be physically attracted to people with similar features to our own. Fancy testing it out? Then come and join the Science London team and research scientists for the latest instalment of ‘The Dating Games: Rules of Attraction’.
How it works
By using newly developed facial recognition software we can analyse faces quantifiably and therefore assess how similar two people look. Comparing this similarity score alongside a traditional speed-dating rating will mean we can investigate whether similarities sizzle or whether opposites really do attract.
We will be running two speed dating rounds:
Mutual Attraction by Teddy Llovet
After the dating, there will be a talk discussing the science behind the game and Science London will take your contact information to send through those all important love matches.
Will similarities set hearts racing or will we find dazzling conversation can supersede aesthetic appeal? Come along and find out!