Partners willing to bend with relationship ‘dealbreakers’: study

March 24, 2022


Romantic dealbreakers, like laziness and living too far away, may be “dealbenders” when it comes to committed relationships.

A new study, inventively designed by Western psychologists Nicolyn Charlot and Samantha Joel as a ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ revealed one romantic relationship problem may not be enough to call it quits but problems add up over time, eventually turning dealbenders into a dealbreaker.

The findings were published this week in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

“People typically think of dealbreakers as hard-and-fast bits of information that would make someone automatically end a relationship. But our findings suggest that many relationship issues considered dealbreakers may not actually make people exit relationships right away,” said Charlot, a Western social psychology PhD candidate.

Read the full story by Jeff Renaud at Western News