Matching hypothesis online dating

19-Jan-2020 09:06

The attractive woman was also rated as more satisfied (currently and marital) in the attractive couple.

If the partnership is weak, an individual may devalue it if they have many friends of the opposite sex who are more attractive.People with higher ratings were found to have more harsh judgment of their dates.Furthermore, higher levels of attractiveness indicated lower levels of satisfaction with their pairing, even when they were on the same level.Huston argued that the evidence for the matching hypothesis didn't come from matching but instead on the tendency of people to avoid rejection hence choosing someone similarly attractive to themselves, to avoid being rejected by someone more attractive than themselves.

Huston attempted to prove this by showing participants photos of people who had already indicated that they would accept the participant as a partner.The ratings from the judges supported the matching hypothesis.