Lovers no good at spotting others in love

The next time you’re at a party with the love of your life, don’t spend a lot of time trying to identify other couples in love – chances are, you aren’t very good at it.

Golfers may be able to identify a sweet swing, and runners admire a lengthy stride in others, but a new study has found that when it comes to identifying couples in love, no one is worse than – well, couples in love. “Love is truly blind,” said Frank J. Bernieri, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at Oregon State University and one of the authors of the study.

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 12 Jan 2005
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

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Grohol, J. (2005). Lovers no good in spotting others in love. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 26, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2005/01/12/lovers-no-good-in-spotting-others-in-love/

 

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