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Sex differences in intimacy levels in best friendships and romantic partnerships

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Close romantic and friendship relationships are crucial for successful survival and reproduction. Both provide emotional support that can have significant effects on an individual’s health and wellbeing, and through this their longer term survival and fitness. Nonetheless, the factors that create and maintain intimacy in close relationships remain unclear. Nor is it entirely clear what differentiates romantic relationships from friendships in these terms. In this paper, we expl...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-9982-9702
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology More from this journal
Volume:
7
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-16
Publication date:
2020-10-18
Acceptance date:
2020-10-08
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EISSN:
2198-7335
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1138286
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pubs:1138286
Deposit date:
2020-10-19

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