- Interpersonal attraction: Why We Like Whom We Like
–Attraction, in general, is a motivational state that causes someone to think, feel, and behave in a positive manner toward another person.
-More specifically, interpersonal attraction is the degree to which you desire to form and possibly maintain an interpersonal relationship with another person.
-Interpersonal attraction occurs in both the early and later stages of relational development.
–Short-term initial attraction: is the degree to which you sense a potential for developing an interpersonal relationship. (Crush on a classmate)
–Long-term maintenance attraction: is the type that sustains relationships like you best friendships or marriage. It refers to a level of liking or positive feelings that motivate you to maintain or escalate a relationship.