Psychology of dating and mating ali and baba had been dating
The authors suggest that success of a date depends on the compatibility of each partner’s goals.
A later study found similar results (Mongeau, Jacobsen, & Donnerstein, 2007).
How we choose mating partners may be largely determined by assortative mating, that is a tendency to choose partners with similar genotypes or phenotypes (appearance), rather than random mating (Botwin, Buss, & Shackelford, 1997; Buss & Barnes, 1986; Thiessen & Gregg, 1980; Vandenburg, 1972).
However, while assortative mating may be able to explain initial attraction, successful mating also depends on interpersonal and situational factors that occur, most typically, in pre-mating encounters (i.e., dating).
A study conducted by Serewicz and Gale (2008) examined the behavioural scripts of young adults for first dates.We tend to choose partners with similar genotypes or phenotypes rather than to mate randomly.Previous studies have shown positive correlations between partners’ phenotypes., were identified as primary goals for the outcome of first dates.
Findings also suggest that a first date stands before a possible romantic interest and is rather used to test for and create the basis for romantic potential.Additionally, phenotype preferences may be culturally influenced or even entirely socially constructed.