What are gender differences in motivation in romantic relationships (Key…
What are gender differences in motivation in romantic relationships
Key factors to build a romantic relationship
Romance, physical attraction, sexual consummation, and related phenomena in loving relationships.
In the short-term: commit one loves a certain other
In the long-term: commit to maintain that love
Triangular Theory of Love: there are 3 components and 7 types of love
Commitment: empty love
Passion+Intimacy: romantic love
Passion+intimacy+commitment: consumate love
The feelings of closeness, connectedness, and bondedness in loving relationships.
The experience of warmth in a loving relationship.
Other components to consider
Understandingerstanding, especially in the difficult situations
What is a romantic love
Between 2 people
Emotions, behaviors, and believes
Ex: A willingness to prioritize another’s well-being or happiness above your own.
Ex: A fleeting emotion of care, affection, and like.
Ex: A choice to commit to helping, respecting, and caring for another, such as in marriage or when having a child.
Debating topic on the nature of love
Is love is a choice?
Is love between couples/spouses is biologically programmed or culturally indoctrinated?
Does love vary from person to person and culture to culture?
Difference in romantic motivators
Want to be heard about how they feel
Show love through actions and talk more often about love => expect expressiveness from men
Want to play a role family planner (managing bills, planning events, and organizing the couple’s or family’s social life)
Want to be asked about how they feel
Show love through actions and talk less than women => give actions and expect actions
Want to be play a role as financial provider, occasional home repairman,...)
Men fall in love faster
Men say "I love you" first
Women say "I love you" more often
Women are more likely to focus their loves
Women are less visual in love
Men Are More Likely To Feel Like Their Love Isn't Reciprocated
Similarities in romantic motivators
Women and Men seek similar qualities in long-term partners
Expect love shown by actions
Need to be recognized
Roles or purposes in the relationship
However, man express less emotions => need more physical touches
Social group compatibility: want their partner to fit into their social group (family, colleagues,...)