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Finkel: There was a disconnect between what they said they wanted and what they actually wanted.They corralled 350 college students into 15 speed dating events for their study.Participants went on 4 minute “speed dates” with approximately 12 opposite-sex individuals during each event.We’ve long been told that women are more selective when it comes to the men they choose to date.But what if at least a part of that selectivity is due simply to environmental factors and social norms — factors that could be easily manipulated?