Those who come from the same culture would have a large set of experiences and values in common not present to outsiders. Social exchange theory proposes that we calculate these rewards and costs consciously or at the subliminal level. Givers thought the couple would be equally satisfied with the two mug options and tended to prefer the personalized mugs, a preference driven by the emotional response they anticipated from the couple. Dating services are based on the idea that a good match is with someone who is similar in values, attitudes, and even physical appearance. Some cultures are communal and put the interests of the family ahead of that of the individual. McKenna, K.
Breaking up is painful, but people do recover from it, and they usually move on to find new relationships.
Consider the impact of Internet behaviors on intimate relationships. Reliability and stability of adult attachment patterns.