Such attribution is done spontaneously by using certain stereotypical evaluations.
To activate a schema of an ideal person, not all aspects constituting the ideal have to be present.
Sometimes items of seemingly no significance, such as a business suit, a doctor's uniform, a certain smile, or a particular voice, may activate one's schema of an ideal person.
These considerations are consistent with the "attractiveness halo," in which a person who is perceived as beautiful is assumed to have other positive characteristics as well.
For example, one may detect in the first chat a sense of humor and wittiness and instantly fall in love with the sender.
The following characteristics, which Sandra described in her online mate (who has now become her husband), can be detected at first chat: "." Love at first chat is linked with the "personality halo," in which a person who is perceived as having a certain positive personality trait is assumed to have other positive characteristics.
In love at first chat, the high value accorded to the other's writing abilities is projected onto other characteristics, including external appearance.