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Huston argued that the evidence for the matching hypothesis didn't come from matching but instead on the tendency of people to avoid rejection hence choosing someone similarly attractive to themselves, to avoid being rejected by someone more attractive than themselves.
Huston attempted to prove this by showing participants photos of people who had already indicated that they would accept the participant as a partner.
Murstein also found evidence that supported the matching hypothesis.
Physical attractiveness was found to be the most important factor in enjoying the date and whether or not they would sleep with them when propositioned.
The ratings from the judges supported the matching hypothesis.