- Rhonda Balzarini, Univ. of Western Ontario
- Kiersten Dobson, Univ. of Western Ontario
- Taylor Kohut, Univ. of Western Ontario
- Amy Muise, York Univ.
- Lorne Campbell, Univ. of Western Ontario
Across three studies (N = 1,617), we developed a comprehensive instrument for measuring sexual ideals and found mismatched sexual ideals between partners negatively predicted commitment and investment, and found evidence that participants’ reports of sexual responsiveness protects against the detriments of mismatched ideals.