Liking Some Things (in Some People) more than Others: Partner Preferences in Romantic Relationships and Friendships

@article{Sprecher2002LikingST,
  title={Liking Some Things (in Some People) more than Others: Partner Preferences in Romantic Relationships and Friendships},
  author={Susan Sprecher and Pamela C. Regan},
  journal={Journal of Social and Personal Relationships},
  year={2002},
  volume={19},
  pages={463 - 481}
}
  • S. SprecherP. Regan
  • Published 1 August 2002
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
The present investigation examined the degree to which various characteristics are desired in five types of relational partners. Men and women (N = 700) indicated their preferences for several attributes in either a casual sex partner, dating partner, marriage partner, same-sex friend, or opposite-sex friend (randomly assigned). Participants also indicated how important it was to obtain a partner with the desired level of each attribute. Although participants most preferred warmth and kindness… 

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