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Why do people sometimes become either more or less physically attractive as one gets to know them better?

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Why do people sometimes become either more or less physically attractive as one gets to know them better?

In a study done by professor of social psychology and co-director of the Relationship Institute at UCLA, Benjamin Karney several couples were asked to discuss personal issues. While most of the couples acted like a team when talking, some of the couples blamed their partners for their personal issues. The researchers found that the more attractive and attracted to each other the couples were the more helpful and attentive they were to their partner. The opposite occurred for those couples who had a more attractive male partner. The more attractive the husband was compared to his wife, the less helpful and attentive they were in ...

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This solution discusses the reasons why couples become more or less physically attracted to each other as their relationship deepens. Includes over 400 words with references.

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