Romance

Longer Acquaintance Levels the Romantic Playing Field

Partners who become romantically involved soon after meeting tend to be more similar in physical attractiveness than partners who get together after knowing each other for a while, according to new findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Our results indicate that perceptions of More

The Sad Cycle of Romantic Rejection

Pacific Standard: It’s every average-looking man’s dream. After being rejected by that handsome hunk, that beautiful woman you’ve been admiring from afar will realize her error in judgment and finally notice you. A lovely scenario, but newly published research suggests it’s highly unlikely. In two studies, “rejection by an attractive More