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Today in society we are accustomed to the idea that love and marriage are inseparable and we now relate love and marriage paired together but we didnt start this until recently in western history By the 1890s couples began to become influenced by the notion that compassion could be apart of marriage In many parts of the contemporary world what determined the selection of your wife wouldve been marriage brokers parents matchmakers or other relatives and love was to be expected to develop years later through the marriage The process of mate selection and the love that grows with it is very structured process in society In the last century many myths developed in society about love and marriage Lindsey pgs 160-161 Love at first sight is a myth that assumes how you look is who you are and is described by psychologists as the Halo Effect The Halo Effect explains that better character and better skills are associated with attractiveness For example good looks are associated with sensitivity warmth responsibility and competence The Mere Exposure Effect states that the more you are exposed to a person the more feelings you develop for that person This explains why college facilities are breeding grounds for marriage in society Another stereotypical myth is that women are the romantic gender Society believes that they fall in love easily because they are more emotional and submit themselves to romance But in truth men fall in love earlier and with more intensity than women Men tend to be much more romantic in their attitude towards love while women are cautious about love Lucus pg1 3rd par Thompson pg1 Because of the sexual revolution of the late 20th century the belief that sex without love is enjoyable is accepted in society However both males and females continue to believe that love is a requirement for marriage and that satisfying sex occurs for people that are married andor committed to love which
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