Emotional intelligence, relationship quality, and partner selection

This chapter examines how emotion abilities are relevant to romantic relationships, the ways in which emotional intelligence is related to mating intelligence, which refers to the abilities to understand a potential mate's emotional expressions, intentions, and preferences and to modulate and express one's own emotions effectively during courtship.

Casey, J. J., Garrett, J., Brackett, M. A., & Rivers, S. (2008). Emotional intelligence, relationship quality, and partner selection. In G. Geher & G. Miller (Eds.), Mating intelligence: Sex, relationships, and the mind’s reproductive system (pp. 263-282). New York, NY: Lawrence Erlbaum Association.