Sociological journal and dating

Proximity means that you both breathe the same air in the same place at about the same time.

Does that mean that you could have 15 million potential mates out there somewhere? You see, it would take more time than any mortal has in their life to ever interact with that many people.

Besides dating and mate selection is not about volume it’s about quality and intimacy in the relationship.

" To some degree they do, but typically they don’t form committed long-term relationships together. Over time, after commitments are made, couples often develop more homogamy.

One of my students challenged this notion in the case of her own relationship. Some develop similar mannerisms; finish each other’s sentences; dress alike; develop mutually common hobbies and interests; and parent together.

Truly, what one person finds as attractive is not what others find to be attractive.

There are a few biological, psychological, and social-emotional aspects of appearance that tend to make an individual more attractive to more people.We dated, became engaged and married in the same year.We worked together for 7 years to put me through my Associates, Bachelors’, Masters, Doctorate, then Post-doctoral fellowship.These include slightly above average desirable traits and symmetry in facial features.According to the Centers for Disease Control the average man in the United States is 5 foot 10 inches tall and weighs about 177 pounds.So, here is the million dollar question: "what if I don’t have these universally desirable traits? Here’s why, people from similar: economic class, ethnicity, religion, political persuasion, and lifestyles tend to hang out with others like themselves.

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