This is more common with men, because men value looks more than women do, so most couples with a big discrepancy will include better looking women. The threat of losing it is a test of how much you value it.
Truth Merchants, a now defunct online men’s magazine, had a good article about this. Preston was bemoaning the feminization of men and wrote a series about estrogen-laden behavior. I spoke to her correctly…I showed her what was going on with me…she liked it…I liked what was going on with her…and here we are. Reportedly, 40% of women admit to deliberately provoking jealousy to either get a reading on someone’s affection, or to increase their own desirability in someone’s eyes.
No need to report in and provide reassurance every step of the way.
In fact, one of the ways that men often realize they do want to be exclusive is when they feel jealousy about a girl.
The girl you thought was kind of into you has left a super flirty post on your best friend’s wall. Of course, our imaginations run wild and it’s compounded by the embarrassment of knowing other people will be gossiping about the very thing that we find so upsetting.
The study highlighted four themes that contribute to Facebook jealousy:1.
Furthermore, we loathe ourselves when we feel jealous, and that makes us unlovable. There is some research being done that looks at which parts of the brain get active when we feel jealous.
Studies have shown that men and women experience jealousy differently.And I haven’t even touched on how it feels when your ex changes their status to “in a relationship” the week after you broke up! The need to control is what winds up destroying the relationship, as the jealous partner creates a virtual prison for the other.