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Falling in love is what?

Falling in love is what?

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Romantic Love


Falling in love is what?



● Features of Romantic Love

● 1) Pay attention to person

● 2) Idealize traits or characteristics

● 3) Negative features are minimized

● 4) Strong motivation to win over person (Romeo and Juliet effect)

● 5) Emotional dependence on other person (difficult not to be with them) Romantic Love is not Random

● Falling in love is socially regulated.

1. Most individuals fall in love with someone of the opposite sex.

2. You will not fall in love with a family member.

Homogamy: The tendency to marry someone similar to you

● 1. Race (mixed race couples growing)


Most individuals fall in love with someone of who?



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 -7% of married couples are of different race. an additional 4% are couples where one of them is Hispanic and the other non Hispanics

● 2. Religion (don’t see much crossover)

- Only 10% of marriages are between individuals of different faiths

● 3. Age

- Only 7% of marriages involve a younger man and older woman (4+ difference in years) - 32% of marriages involve and older man and younger woman

● 4. Social Class

- 45% of couples have different levels of education

Marital Sex

● 3) The vast majority of Americans view infidelity as wrong (90%). ● 4) Infidelity appears to be rare (1.5% in previous year).


What is the meaning of homogamy in romantic love?



-although estimates of the whether married men and women have ever engaged in extra martial sex are higher (20-25% for men, 10-15% for women)

Interesting findings from scientifically valid surveys:

● 1) Most of sex between adults takes place within marriage

● 2) The most satisfying sex takes place within marriage. Why?

○ proximity

○ long term contract

○ exclusivity

○ emotional bonding

Interesting findings from scientifically valid surveys:

● 3) The vast majority of Americans view infidelity as wrong (90%). ● 4) Infidelity appears to be rare (1.5% in previous year). We also discuss several other topics like Why are we called homosapien?

-although estimates of the whether married men and women have ever engaged in extra martial sex are higher (20-25% for men, 10-15% for women)

● Frequency of intercourse among married couples:

○ Sexually active couples under the age of 60 average sex:

■ 84 times a year

■ 7 times a month

■ 1.75 times a week

● BUT: frequency varies dramatically by age

Why is age the most important predictor of sexual frequency?

● 1) Age-related reductions in biological capacity

○ A. decline in male motivation/physical ability

○ B. psychological factors associated with aging

● Problem:

○ Does not explain declines well before old age

Why is age the most important predictor of sexual frequency?

● 2) Habituation (The honeymoon effect)

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○ Rate of intercourse dropped by half during the first year of marriage ● Problem:

○ Does not explain the rather continuous declines into late marriage

Why is age the most important predictor of sexual frequency?

● 3) Decreased opportunities

a. babies/children

a. pregnancy

b. shift in roles from spouse to parent

c. fatigue

b. Work

DINS phenomena (dual income no sex)

● Problem:

○ when contexts change, sex does not increase

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