Essentially, according to the matching hypothesis, if you are a “7” out of 10 in terms of mate value you’ll end up with another “7,” or very close. Perhaps due to the matching hypothesis’s intuitive appeal, the field of social psychology has largely accepted it as true, despite a general lack of empirical support.
Next, it presents an analysis of user behavior on one site in particular, which has more than 57,000 active users from the United States and Canada.
Previous studies have failed to find support for the hypothesis, derived from Level of Aspiration Theory, that individuals chose to date those whose “social desirability” level is similar to their own.
In the present experiments, which were designed to test the matching hypothesis, the salience of possible rejection by the dating choice was varied.
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which suggests why people become attracted to their partner.