If you have ever seen an episode of "Say Yes" to the Dress, you know that before the future bride gets to try on any dresses she first tells the viewers a little bit about their fiancé and how they meet. It doesn't take long before one can spot a pattern between all of the brides. In case you can spot it, let me spell it out for you. 1) Proximity: Each bride seems to have met their fiancé in a social setting that is common for both. This effect of mere exposure amplifies attraction. 2) Similarity: The couples almost always share very similar values, likes, physical attractions, and educational levels. 3) Reciprocity: The clear give and take between the individuals in the relationship is a large factor in what brought them into their engagement. If both individuals didn't want to be apart of the relationship it is easy to understand that their relationship simply wouldn't exist. This give in take may also be why these couples are entering the "honeymoon" phase of their relationship. They are so enthralled with each other each is perfect in the eyes of the other. This type of positive feedback continues to build during their engagement and for a relatively short time period after the marriage. Watch the attached video to see if you can spot these trends.
"Say Yes" to the 3 major principles?
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