and Walster's (1981) Three-Factor Theory
suggests that in order for an individual to fall in love
, one must be:
- From a cultural background in which we learn about love and expects it to happen.
- In the presence of an "appropriate" love object (in terms of gender, age, attractiveness, etc).
- Physiologically aroused. This is interpreted an labelled as "love" or "attraction".
In other words what Hatfield and Walster
is stating is that: Love-Oriented Culture + Love Object + Arousal = Love