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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. Don't forget about the age old question of What do art and design mean?

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?



 -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

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● 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 What are examples of student engagement?

-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) Don't forget about the age old question of What is the argument concerning noah cursing ham to which douglass refers?

● 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

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● 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)

● The result of: increased accessibility and predictability

○ 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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