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Jealous conflict dating couples

More accepting attitudes toward ending a relationship may reduce the threat of losing the relationship to a romantic rival, and hence reduce the amount of jealousy experienced.

Studies suggest that unmarried people who cohabit tend to reject the idea of lifelong marriage and hold more accepting attitudes toward divorce.

In the present article we outline both explanations and review the relevant psychological literature on gender differences in the elicitation of jealousy.

We propose that the difference in men's and women's psychological mechanisms for elicitation of jealousy is best characterized (at least in this culture) as a greater sensitivity among men to cues indicative of sexual infidelity rather than greater emotional upset in response to the occurence of extradyadic sex on the part of one's mate.

For example, the rules of friendships differ from the rules of marriage.

Other ground rules are designed to manage romantic rivalry.

The remaining 30.8 percent said their partners experienced moderate to extreme jealousy.

While it may seem encouraging that less than one-third of partners experienced moderate to extreme jealousy, these findings may not generalize to heterosexual married couples.

Results failed to support a traditional social learning explanation of jealousy and are discussed with regard to evolutionary theory and directions for future research.