Relationship Dealbreakers

  title={Relationship Dealbreakers},
  author={P. Jonason and Justin R. Garcia and Gregory D. Webster and Norman P. Li and H. Fisher},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={1697 - 1711}
Mate preference research has focused on traits people desire in partners (i.e., dealmakers) rather than what traits they avoid (i.e., dealbreakers), but mate preferences calibrate to both maximize benefits and minimize costs. Across six studies (N > 6,500), we identified and examined relationship dealbreakers, and how they function across relationship contexts. Dealbreakers were associated with undesirable personality traits; unhealthy lifestyles in sexual, romantic, and friendship contexts… Expand
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