Interpersonal attraction is the attraction between people which leads to friendships and to platonic or romantic relationships.
Results indicated a strong effect of exposure on attraction that was mediated by the effect of exposure on familiarity.
However, exposure does not always increase attraction.
Studies about attraction indicate that people are strongly attracted to lookalikes in physical and social appearance ("like attracts like").
This similarity is in the broadest sense: similarity in bone-structure, characteristics, life goals and physical appearance.
The second factor included variables such as voting for, admiration and respect for, and also seeking the opinion of the target.
The most frequently studied are physical attractiveness, propinquity, familiarity, similarity, complementarity, reciprocal liking, and reinforcement.
A person typically enjoys receiving confirmation of aspects of his or her life, ideas, attitudes and personal characteristics, and people seem to look for an image of themselves to spend their life with.
A basic principle of interpersonal attraction is the rule of similarity: similarity is attractive — an underlying principle that applies to both friendships and romantic relationships.
This applies equally to both objects and people (Miller, 2006).
A clear illustration of this principle can be seen in a study by Moreland and Beach (1992).
This scale seems to be directly related with other measures of social attraction such as social choice, feelings of desire for a date, sexual partner or spouse, voluntary physical proximity, frequency of eye contact, etc.