intense emotional tie between two individuals, such as an infant and a parent or adult lovers
type of love characterized by friendly affection and deep attachment based on extensive familiarity with the loved one
friends with benefits relationships
sexual interaction between friends who don't define their relationship as romantic
providing reassurance to one's partner that it is okay to talk about specific needs of feelings.
mere exposure effect
a phenomenon in which repeated exposure to novel stimuli tends to increase an individual's liking for such stimuli
the underlying knowledge that each partner in a relationship cares for the other and knows that the care is reciprocated
Physical beauty, which is a powerful factor in attracting lovers to each other.
geographic nearness of one person to another, which is an important factor in interpersonal attraction.
the principle that when we are recipients of expressions of liking or loving, we tend to respond in kind.
the similarity of beliefs, interests, and values, which is a factor in attracting people to one another.