Dating matching hypothesis
The matching hypothesis predicts that people select partners of comparable physical attractiveness.This may be to maintain balance (see Equity Theory ), or due to a fear of rejection, or because of the halo effect.Although it showed that physical attractiveness was a factor, it had no effect on the partner so this study did not support the hypothesis.However, the study lacks ecological validity: interaction was very brief between participants, hence any judgement was likely to have been of superficial characteristics.Nearly 400 male and female students were randomly paired at a dance, and later asked to rate their date.
If so, you may want to give your pursuit a second thought: A variety of research suggests that couples who do not match one another in their approximate levels of physical attractiveness tend to have less successful romantic relationships.
My brothers and I thought this song was funny, so my father often sang it to us.
With the lyrics in mind—and the relevant research in hand—my colleagues and I examined this phenomenon ourselves (Fugère et al., 2015).
in 1966, it suggests why people become attracted to their partner.
It claims that people are more likely to form long standing relationships with those who are equally physically attractive as they are. 752 student participants were rated on physical attractiveness by four independent judges, as a measure of social desirability.
In the field of social psychology, the idea that people are more likely to form successful relationships with and express liking for people whose level of physical attractiveness roughly equals their own.