Monday, May 16, 2011

attraction–similarity model and dating couples PAPER

"The attraction–similarity model and dating couples: Projection, perceived similarity, and psychological benefits" March 2011
Marian M. Morry, Mie Kito and Lindsey Ortiz.
University of Manitoba, Canada
According to the attraction–similarity model, relationship quality leads to perceptions of partner–self similarity. Relationship quality and perceived similarity then provide psychological benefits for the perceiver. Across 3 studies, relationship quality positively predicted perceptions of similarity. Study 1 indicated that for moderate, but not low, relationship-relevant traits, individuals projected the self onto the dating partner as a way of perceiving similarities.
In Study 2, priming high, as opposed to low, relationship quality led to greater perceived similarity on the moderately relevant traits. Study 3 indicated greater perceived similarity between self and dating partner than between self and average same-gender student on the moderately relevant traits. Relationship quality and perceived similarity with the dating partner on the moderately relevant traits also predicted psychological benefit.

See the Methods: Participants, Materials and Procedures of the 3 studies to analyze how they had reached the conclusions. The authors should use data from online dating sites and repeat their procedures using the 16PF5 and not the Big5. Anyway they will conclude compatibility is all about a high level on personality* similarity* between prospective mates for long term mating with commitment.
*personality measured with a normative test.
*similarity: there are different ways to calculate similarity, it depends on how mathematically is defined.

Since several years ago, I had been hammering your head, drilling your brain with the personality similarity concept. Please notice I will continue with this policy for the next 10 years, until 2021 if necessary.

WorldWide, there are 5,000 -over five thousand- online dating sites
 but no one
is using the 16PF5 to assess personality of its members!
 but no one
calculates similarity with a quantized pattern comparison method!
 but no one
can show Compatibility Distribution Curves to each and every of its members!
 but no one
is scientifically proven!

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