Impression management online dating
Let's say you're in a crowded place, carrying a heavy package which is about to slide out of your hands.Who will provide you with a friendly assist or instead, grab the package and run with it?
Consider the situation when you meet someone for the first time.
Instantly you've registered important facts about that person.
You're impatient and annoyed that it's taking so long.
Turning to this other person, you express your annoyance: "These elevators are ridiculous; how long do they expect us to wait, anyhow?
First impressions, then, can lead others to conclude that we're great (as in the positive halo effect) or boorish (as in the assumed similarity bias).