A field study was conducted in which individuals were randomly paired with one another at a "Computer Dance." Level of aspiration hypotheses were not confirmed.
Regardless of S's own attractiveness, by far the largest determinant of how much his partner was liked, how much he wanted to date the partner again, and how often he actually asked the partner out was simply how attractive the partner was.
targets) talking about themselves, and responders rated the targets' traits and their romantic interest in the target.
We tested whether similarity, dissimilarity or overall trait levels on mate value, physical attractiveness, life history strategy and the Big Five personality factors predicted romantic interest at zero acquaintance and whether sex acted as a moderator.
Consider the characteristics that are often considered desirable in a mate—a sense of humor, intelligence, kindness, understanding, a family orientation, good looks. Mate preferences in the US and Singapore: A cross-cultural test of the mate preference priority model.
Which would you rank as most important in a romantic partner? Research consistently shows that we rank most or all of these traits as more important than good looks (Apostolou, 2011; Apostolou, 2015; Buss et al., 2001; Perilloux et al., 2011). Personality and Individual Differences, 50(2), 291-294.
ABSTRACT: The sexual behavioral system evolved to motivate reproductive acts by arousing sexual desire.
In the present experiments, which were designed to test the matching hypothesis, the salience of possible rejection by the dating choice was varied.Men (both gay and straight) seem to consciously recognize the importance of physical attractiveness more than women (both straight and lesbian; see Lippa, 2007). However, experimental research, as well as evidence from online dating and speed dating, shows that physical attractiveness is equally important to men and women. Both experiments found support for the principle of matching in social choice.This support was obtained, however, not just under conditions in which rejection was presumably salient but for all conditions of choice. ABSTRACT: We evaluated five competing hypotheses about what predicts romantic interest.