Start Inerpersonal attraction in dating relationships of young adults

Inerpersonal attraction in dating relationships of young adults

However, events occurring in the relationship seem to be only reliable predictors for a women’s attraction. 8(2), doi:10.5964/ijpr.v8i2.167 Received: 2014-06-24. Attraction involves the tendency to think, feel and behave in certain ways in regard to a partner.

First, emotions act as communicator of one’s contentment in the current relationship, and secondly emotions can be used as a measurement of how close an individual currently feels to their partner.

This second function of emotions is what has prompted us to include an emotional dimension as a component of interpersonal physical attraction.

(See Chapter 4 for more information on attachment styles.) There are both similarities and differences among cultures in romantic attraction.

Researchers have found that people in many different cultures place a high value on mutual attraction between partners and the kindness, intelligence, emotional stability, dependability, and good health of partners.

In particular, as the quality of evaluation of a person increased so did one’s attraction to that person.

This was especially true in men but not so for women.

In the mind, people’s semiconscious holds assumptions about what they should feel while the body is experiencing a physiological arousal, which then both combine to create the experience of an emotion.