Research on romance has consistently shown that men and women who don’t notice attractive strangers tend to be more satisfied in their own relationships and are more likely to stay with their partners long term. When a person is forced to divert his attention from that cute bartender — by, say, a jealous partner’s opprobrium — it could result in a sort of “backlash” effect, which may end up reducing his level of relationship commitment. Blame It on His Mother) That’s the finding of a new study published in the Just as people want jobs they cannot have, salaries they cannot earn, and cars they cannot afford, people may desire attractive alternatives more and desire their current relationship partner less when they are placed in situations that limit their ability to attend to attractive alternatives.Certainly, if one partner makes it a habit to drool after attractive strangers while his or her spouse rages with jealousy, there’s probably a larger problem at hand.But the researchers found that the forbidden-fruit effect remained even in cases in which a person’s attention was subtly, unnoticeably restricted.“We proposed that limiting people’s attention to attractive alternatives would undermine positive relationship processes, even when the limitations on attention are posed outside people’s conscious awareness,” the authors write.Reports have announced that Bon Iver frontman, Justin Vernon, has handpicked a mix of his favourite artists to appear on the Kilmainham main stage.Danny Brown, William Tyler and Velvet Negroni are all set to take to the stage on the Monday of the festival.
Huge dreamcatcher hanging from the sky or maybe a mirror maze to really freak people out?
Temptation Island Rhonda and Jay were sent together on an overseas business trip.
Their business turned to pleasure, and their pleasure into a six-month relationship they only made a half-hearted effort to conceal.
There’s nothing so desirable as the one thing you’re not allowed to have.
Which is why a new study suggests that if your partner’s got a wandering eye, you might be better off letting him (or her) enjoy it.