Leveling the Playing Field

@article{Hunt2015LevelingTP,
  title={Leveling the Playing Field},
  author={Lucy L. Hunt and Paul W Eastwick and E. Finkel},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2015},
  volume={26},
  pages={1046 - 1053}
}
Clear empirical demonstrations of the theoretical principles underlying assortative mating remain elusive. This article examines a moderator of assortative mating—how well couple members knew each other before dating—suggested by recent findings related to market-based (i.e., competition) theories. Specifically, competition is pervasive to the extent that people achieve consensus about who possesses desirable qualities (e.g., attractiveness) and who does not. Because consensus is stronger… Expand

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