The Different Types Of Initiation Strategies

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This review of literature examine the different types of initiation strategies implemented among individuals to determine which ones were used across genders and which ones were most successful. More specifically the connection between Sociosexuality and nonverbal behavior and relationship beliefs that determine relationship initiation success. Lastly, it analyzes variables that include the person’s self-esteem and reception received during the initiation.
Sociosexuality and Nonverbal Behaviors Individuals sometimes desire commitment and closeness before engaging in sexual intimacy. According to Simpson, Gangestad and Biek (1993), restricted individuals are the ones who require intimacy before sex, where unrestricted are the opposite. In both cases nonverbal behavior were important to relationship initiation, but not as much as those who were classified as restricted (Simpson et al., 1993). They also observed that women scored higher than men for non-verbal behaviors used in initiation. (Simpson et al., 1993). Even though men were almost equally likely to lean forward, laugh, downward gaze, and demonstrate open body posture when initiating nonverbal behaviors (Simpson et al., 1993). As expected, women still managed to depict more intimacy then men did. Findings showed that men and women who vary on unrestricted and restricted traits perform nonverbally in a laboratory setting (Simpson et al., 1993). Similarly, Vannier and O’Sullivan (2011), who also studied nonverbal
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