“Out of My League”: A Real-World Test of the Matching Hypothesis

  title={“Out of My League”: A Real-World Test of the Matching Hypothesis},
  author={Lindsay Shaw Taylor and Andrew T. Fiore and Gerald A. Mendelsohn and Coye Cheshire},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={942 - 954}
The matching hypothesis predicts that individuals on the dating market will assess their own self-worth and select partners whose social desirability approximately equals their own. It is often treated as well established, despite a dearth of empirical evidence to support it. In the current research, the authors sought to address conceptual and methodological inconsistencies in the extant literature and to examine whether matching occurs as defined by Walster et al. and more generally. Using… 

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