First Dates and Falling in Love

Many people fall in love for all the wrong reasons, including a romanticized notion of what their partner is really like. How does this happen? Red flags are muted and obscured by idealized fantasy scripts, transforming a partner into a perfect mate. Obviously, because no one can live up to such false (and unfair) relational expectations, disappointment often prompts dissolution.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/why-bad-looks-good/202108/why-perceptive-people-are-less-interested-first-date

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