In 2015, Emory University researchers Andrew Francis-Tan and Hugo M.
Science has some answers if that's your question, but we're here to tell you that's probably the wrong question to ask.
These couples only ever put their best foot forward and were usually attracted to external attributes such as looks, earning potential, and material things.
Couples from the TV reality series fit this category.
The most common of these so-called "fatal attractions"?
"Exciting" and "different." A free spirit who goes against the grain might be great when your biggest concerns are which bars to frequent, but that quality could be something else when you're applying for a mortgage.
A 1995 study by Diane Felmlee at the University of California, Davis found that some of the traits that attract people to their partners at first are the same ones that cause the end of a relationship.
The intimacy of marriage, however, replaced those idealized images with realistic ones.
Impulsive couples also tended to be event-driven in their courtship, which resulted in little intimacy and true knowledge about one another.
In a previous post, I had challenged the notion of a standardized dating and engagement timeline and reiterated the importance for each couple to properly discern what timeline God is calling them to.
Through further research, I discovered why people might jump to conclusions about imposing a standardized dating timeline.