Matching for attractiveness in romantic partners and same-sex friends: A meta-analysis and theoretical critique.

@article{Feingold1988MatchingFA,
  title={Matching for attractiveness in romantic partners and same-sex friends: A meta-analysis and theoretical critique.},
  author={Alan O Feingold},
  journal={Psychological Bulletin},
  year={1988},
  volume={104},
  pages={226-235}
}
  • A. Feingold
  • Published 1 September 1988
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Bulletin
Seventeen studies of similarity in physical attractiveness between members of romantic couples or pairs of same-sex friends, employing 34 independent samples of dyads, were retrieved. Meta-analysis found the interpartner correlation for attractiveness to be higher for romantic couples than for pairs of friends. For couples, the correlations were homogeneous across 27 samples, with an average correlation of .39 (.49 after correction for attenuation). For pairs of friends, variations among… 

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