What’s A Romantic Type, And Do We All Have One?
Even though the question “Do you prefer brunettes or blondes” might seem a little daft these days, a new study has found that there is such a thing as having a romantic type – only depending on deeper characteristics than the color of one’s hair and formed by other variables than simply taste.
What Can A Romantic Type Depend On?
According to a study conducted by the University of California, people tend to follow a certain pattern when it comes to choosing a romantic partner.
Experts at the University carried out 3 different studies (from comparing Facebook profiles of current and ex-partners to checking the geographical relation of people’s choice of partner, among other things) and discovered that most people’s previous partners have similar physical qualities — irrespective of whether it was a casual relationship or a long-term one. “During the partner-selection process, people may have difficulty differentiating between partners that prove to be casual and short-term versus committed and long-term,” the study authors pointed out.
It was also found that we seem to choose partners with a similar IQ, and religious and education backgrounds. This may have to do with their geographical proximity or where people choose to spend most of their time. As Paul Eastweek, associate professor of psychology at the University of California, said “Type was based on where I live and who I have the good fortune to date. It is driven by the people you encounter.”
Moreover, the study came to the conclusion that attractive people usually form relationships with other attractive people. However, that’s not necessarily because they’re out looking for certain types of partners. It may well be because attractive people tend to seduce other attractive people.
So, Do We All Have A Romantic Type?
In the question of whether we all have a type, Dr. Paul Eastwick replies in his statement “Yes. But sometimes it reflects your personal desirability and sometimes it reflects where you live.”
So, as it turns out, even though we really do go for a certain type of partner, the reasons for our doing so are not easy to analyze, nor is it all just a matter of taste, after all.
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