Knowledge@SMU

Authors

Knowledge@SMU

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2-2012

Abstract

There are no hard and fast rules on when one should say 'I love you', or who should say it first. Yet, the implications either way can be profound. Taking an evolutionary-economics perspective, these words, for men, could be taken as "bids for sexual access". Women, on the other hand, might view it differently, depending on whether the words were uttered before or after sex. SMU associate professor Norman Li examines what it is that romantic partners really mean when they say "love".

Disciplines

Economics | Health Economics | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Copyright Owner and Holder

Copyright © Singapore Management University 2012

Article ID

1406

Subject(s)

Health Economics

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