Predicting Responses to Bids for Sexual and Romantic Escalation in Cross-Sex Friendships

@article{Akbulut2016PredictingRT,
  title={Predicting Responses to Bids for Sexual and Romantic Escalation in Cross-Sex Friendships},
  author={Valerie Akbulut and Harry Weger},
  journal={The Journal of Social Psychology},
  year={2016},
  volume={156},
  pages={114 - 98}
}
ABSTRACT The transition from a platonic cross-sex friendship to a more intimate sexual and/or romantic relationship is an interesting, yet somewhat understudied, phenomenon. In this study, we introduce and test relationship adaptation theory to predict cross-sex friends’ predispositions for reciprocating a bid for escalation to an exclusive dating or friends with benefits (FWB) relationship. Analyses of data collected from 288 participants found participants’ dating status, anticipated rewards… Expand
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