The Differences In Relationships Formed Online Versus In The Physical World
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Mark is a research scientist and associate professor in psychology at Middlesex University.

                       

The Differences In Relationships Formed Online Versus In The Physical World

There are two venerable rules about how relationships form. We like people who are physically and psychologically similar to us (homophily or propinquity), and we like people who are close to us (proximity). While the presence of these two factors does not guarantee a close relationship, be it filial or romantic, the less similar and less close two people are, the less likely they are to get along. As the second decade of the 21st century looms, the patterns by...

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