Levels of attractiveness in married couples, A2 psychology.HELP!

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I would really appreciate it if anyone can offer any guidance on my A2 coursework introduction for the following title:

'measuring level of attractiveness in married couples'

Can anyone think of any researchers that have conducted such a study? Has anyone conducted a study like this themselves? If so, i would love to hear from you. Many thanks
Chantel XXX

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I would really appreciate it if anyone can offer any guidance on my A2 coursework introduction for the following title:

'measuring level of attractiveness in married couples'

Can anyone think of any researchers that have conducted such a study? Has anyone conducted a study like this themselves? If so, i would love to hear from you. Many thanks
Chantel XXX

A2 psychology coursework, relationship formation.
i saw a study of this on TV. "Your face or Mine?" maybe? presenters called Johnny and June maybe?
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Margolin et al (1987) - found that in marriage, if one partner declines in attractivness more than the other then this is liable to significant marriage problems.

Folkes (1982) found that couples (not married ones although this still may be useful for you i dunno...) matched by a dating agency were more likely to continue seeing eachother and form long lasting relationships if they were similar in attractivness.

Also - The matching hypothesis states that people prefer those who are similar to themselves.

This is all I could find in my relationship notes, hope it helps a little,

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How do you measure "attractiveness"? Is it on a scale of 1 - 10? Or is it all relative, like your attractive if your stood next to an ugly person? What about personality? Does that come into it? Or have I completely misunderstood the question?

Sorry, I don't mean to sound like I'm taking the mick (which I've just realised I do) I'm genuinely curious.
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I would really appreciate it if anyone can offer any guidance on my A2 coursework introduction for the following title:

'measuring level of attractiveness in married couples'

Can anyone think of any researchers that have conducted such a study? Has anyone conducted a study like this themselves? If so, i would love to hear from you. Many thanks
Chantel XXX

A2 psychology coursework, relationship formation.
Imagine rating everyone on a 1-10 scale.

You will rarley find that people will choose someone further than "two" away from their attractivness rating.
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[Thank you for your reply,
Sweetyheart xxx

P.S my study has been sucessful! 0.49 confidence level!
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