One possible explanation for this pairing pattern comes from a competition-based perspective. The results were stunningly simple: The longer the romantic partners had known each other before dating, the less likely they were to be matched on attractiveness.
If you’re not totally convinced, here are some of the reasons why…
a well-documented phenomenon psychological scientists refer to as “assortative mating”), Hunt and colleagues Paul Eastwick (UT-Austin) and Eli Finkel (Northwestern University) looked at data collected from 167 couples — 67 dating and 100 married.
In order to better understand why individuals tend to be paired with mates who have similar physical, behavioral, and psychological characteristics (a.k.a.
She has every reason to think that you dating her ex is a bit on the side of disloyal.
And when you don’t really trust someone, it’s hard to be friends with them.
But there’s definitely a right way and a wrong way to handle the situation. First, how important is your relationship with your best friend?