JCCC Honors Journal


The Interpersonal Relationship Development Model first coined by researcher Mark Knapp in 1984 is applied in this study to discover trends between nutritional habits of romantic partnerships and development within the model. It was discovered that food choices became more important to the respondents (111) during the maintaining portion of the model. However, during the coming together and coming apart portions of the model, food choices became less based upon the relationship status or the other person and reverted back to individual choices.