Love on television: Reality perception differences between men and women

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College students' perceptions of love and romance on television were analyzed. Participants included 412 undergraduate students who completed a questionnaire about love on television. Results from this study indicated that men and women had similar perceptions of courtship, kissing, dating, and attraction on television. However, men and women differed in their perceptions of sex, love, and romance on television. Men were more likely than women to believe that sex on television was portrayed realistically, while women were more likely than men to believe that portrayals of love on television were accurate representations of reality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-276
Number of pages8
JournalNorth American Journal of Psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2006


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