Male psychology and dating
All of this makes it difficult to know in advance how relationships will turn out in advance.
But that’s also what makes the science of relationships so fascinating.
For a start, relationships are stressful and stress can sometimes make us behave in strange ways.
And we bring all bring “baggage” into new relationships, whether it’s preconceived notions of what a relationship should be like or our past experiences with previous partners.
One thing that struck me very early on in my forays was that everyone had an opinion about “what worked” in terms of dating.About a half of romantic relationships are formed between people who live relatively near each other and the greater the geographical distance between two people, the less likely they are to get together.Of course, online dating and dating apps have changed where we meet our future partners.While most 20th-century couplings were either formed in workplaces and colleges or through friends and families, online dating sites and dating apps are fast becoming the most common way of meeting partners and now account for about 20% of heterosexual couplings and more than two-thirds of same-sex couplings in the US.But even online, geography continues to have an influence.