> BYRNE, CLORE AND SMEATON came up with this model.
> People first sort potential partners for dissimilarity and avoid people whose personality or attitudes appear too different from their own.
> Once people have filtered out those who are too different from themselves, they're most likely to choose someone who is similar to themselves.
> CASPI AND HERBENER found that married couples with similar personalities tend to be happier than couples with less similar personalities.
> In some cases, partners have to modify their attitudes so they become more similar. (Attitude alignment).
Similarity or dissimilarity?
> ROSENBAUM suggested that dissimilarity was the more important factor in determining whether a relationship will develop. (Dissimilarity repulsion hypothesis).
> DRIGOTAS did a study in the USA, establishing participants…