Tempting Today, Troubling Tomorrow: The Roots of the Precarious Couple Effect

@article{Swann2006TemptingTT,
  title={Tempting Today, Troubling Tomorrow: The Roots of the Precarious Couple Effect},
  author={William B. Swann and Jennifer Guinn Sellers and Katie Larsen McClarty},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={2006},
  volume={32},
  pages={103 - 93}
}
The precarious couple effect occurs when men pair with women who are both critical and more verbally disinhibited than them. Evidence that dissatisfaction runs high in such relationships makes one ask why people enter them in the first place. In Study 1, respondents recalled that past partners who were verbally disinhibited were relatively active in initiating the relationship. In Study 2, verbally inhibited men evidenced ambivalence in that they disliked disinhibited women more than inhibited… Expand
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