The matching hypothesis is a theory of interpersonal attraction which argues that relationships are formed between two people who are equal or very similar in terms of social desirability. This is often examined in the form of level of physical attraction. The theory suggests that people assess their own value and then make ‘realistic choices’ by selecting the best available potential partners who are also likely to share this same level of attraction.

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