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Assortative Mating

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

Who one chooses as a partner is often thought of as an outcome of romantic love and mutual compatibility. However, on an aggregative level, individuals' decisions about who to marry, cohabit with, and date follow regular patterns. The tendency for individuals ...

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