There are 4 predictable stages that couples experience in a dating relationship.At each stage, there is often a decision (sometimes more thoughtfully arrived at than others) to move forward or to end the relationship.Although living close to each other they had not met before running into each other on this day on the road leading up the hill to their neighborhood.Both seemed quite determined to assert themselves that day, and soon they began pushing each other that gradually turned to wrestling, and attempts to dominate.Different arenas for meeting allow for different opportunities to get to know each other and see if there is enough curiosity or interest to take it to the next level which would involve arranging a second or third meeting.Stage 2: Curiosity, Interest, and Infatuation During the second stage, attraction and infatuation are most pronounced.
For a more formal and comprehensive treatment of using market and economic principles in an attempt to understand key elements of heterosexual relationships, I regularly assign the following article by Roy Baumeister and Kathleen Vohs. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 8, 339-363.] It always generates lots of reactions (ranging from amused to heated) and provides a good opportunity for talking about what one looks for or doesn't in good theory -- ability to parsimoniously explain a range of existing phenomena, ability to generate new testable predictions, use of principles that are "independently motivated" (developed for purposes other than for explaining the phenomena in question), etc.
After what seemed hours, the two little boys were still rolling down the surrounding hills as the sun was going down. In fact, they never again exchanged blows but became the best of friends.
Today it is more than 50 years later, and their friendship has endured time and distance.
Others believe we unconsciously replicate our attraction to our opposite sex-parent.
Some believe we’re attracted to those with the same level of emotional maturity or differentiation of self.