Why Do Fools Fall in Love?

Copyright 2001 David A. Wheeler, Ph.D., PHR, CMT NoStress@mail.com   Last updated 10/11/05 04:08 PM

File: attraction.htm

Attraction:

Physical Appearance
Short Term Relationships: Most attractive person
More attractive people are believed to be more capable at everything
Long term relationships: Matching Hypothesis unless there is a compensating factor (money, power, status, sex)
Similarities
Complementarity
(Polarizing)
Proximity
Familiarity
MHC Dissimilarity
Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC)
Like Blood Type but determines organ transplant rejection
Involved in pheromone production
If a person's sweat attracts you, you may be compatible
MHC incompatiblity may be cause of miscarriages or inability to conceive
-Animal Talk by Tim Friend (2004)
 

Imago: a schema of your perfect partner (love at first sight)

Your Mother + Your Father (Harville Hendricks)

Yourself

All adults you have had contact with

Media

 

 

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