Marital residence and the functions of romantic love

Ethnology Vol/Iss. 6 Published In Pages: 471-480
By Rosenblatt, Paul C.


This article explores the relationship between marital residence and romantic love; results suggest that romantic love is most important in societies with non-neolocal marital residence. The author explores potential functions of romantic love, including bolstering against the divisive pressure of relatives, or to substitute for economic interdependence between spouses.

Documents and Hypotheses Filed By:mas Amelia Piazza