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Matching Hypothesis

  • By: Elaine Hatfield & Susan Sprecher
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

A quick glance at couples in public settings will likely lead to the observation that people in a variety of cultures tend to pair up with those who are similar in physical attractiveness. The handsome man and the gorgeous woman date ...

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