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Discuss the influence of culture on romantic relationships

The evolutionary approach cannot explain cultural differences, as evolution happens to the species as
a whole. If love is universal, the evolutionary approach can explain it. It suggests that love is adaptive,
as it promotes reproduction, so love should be present across…

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conforming to their culture's beliefs and norms. There is, however, a much smaller sample used in this
research, which diminished the support it provides.

The evolutionary approach is reductionist in that it reduces all romantic behaviour down to the
adaptive desire to reproduce and does not take into account the…


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