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Sometimes yes, it’s the biological clock, and yes, just feeling lonely.

Of the remaining three, partner-focused pairs turned out to be the most likely to move toward marriage, says lead author Brian Ogolsky, Ph D, assistant professor' 'in the department of human development and family studies' 'at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

That's not to say that socially involved couples are doing anything wrong.

Dramatic couples had lots of highs and lows, little in common with each other, and not much overlap in their social networks; conflict-ridden duos dealt with lots of (you guessed it) conflicts in addition to separate social networks, and were the most likely to have a love based on passion; socially involved pairs' relationships were grounded in friendship, they tended to socialize as a pair and said that influential people in their lives, like their parents, really liked their partner; partner-focused couples had shared interests and spent more of their time together than other couples, but each had their own separate circles of friends.

Not surprisingly, dramatic couples were twice as likely as any other type to break up during the study.

"The positive aspects of narcissism, like charm, self-confidence and assertiveness, seem to dominate the first impression," says Jauk.

"The rather undesirable aspects, like self-absorbedness, arrogance and entitlement, are harder to recognize at first." Jauk says narcissists may even try to charm people they're not actually interested in because they crave admiration from everyone, not just the people they like.

Meet Alysha Jeney, a 30-year-old married relationship counselor based in Denver, Colorado.