Relational Maintenance in Cross‐Sex Friendships Characterized by Different Types of Romantic Intent: An Exploratory Study

  title={Relational Maintenance in Cross‐Sex Friendships Characterized by Different Types of Romantic Intent: An Exploratory Study},
  author={Laura K. Guerrero and A. Molina Ch{\'a}vez},
  journal={Western Journal of Communication},
  pages={339 - 358}
This study investigates whether perceptions of maintenance behavior in cross‐sex friendships vary as a function of romantic intent, biological sex, and uncertainty. Individuals recalled the maintenance behaviors they had used over the past month in a cross‐sex friendship characterized by one of the following situations: mutual romance (i.e., both partners want the friendship to turn romantic), strictly platonic (i.e., neither partner wants the friendship to turn romantic), desires romance (i.e… Expand

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