What Should You Look For In A Marriage Partner?

Business Insider:

How do you know who to marry?

Should you just trust your feelings or pick the person who “looks good on paper”? Luckily, science has answers for us:

Find someone who you idealize and who idealizes you. (I’ve posted about the benefits delusion has on love before.) If you’re already cynical about the person by the time you hit the altar, you’re in trouble:

This study examined the long-term consequences of idealization in marriage, using both daily diary and questionnaire data collected from a sample of 168 newlywed couples who participated in a 4-wave, 13-year longitudinal study of marriage.

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