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What Factors Influence Attraction?

Walster's 1966 Computer Dance doesn't provide much ground for the matching hypothesis, but it is somewhat flawed. The experiment is unrealistic in terms of the partners not getting to know each other very well; in reality, we would base our impression of someone on more than just a night. In 1969, Walster & Walster decided to run a similar experiment, this time letting partners meet each other before the dance. This more true-to-life experiment in fact supported the matching hypothesis.

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