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The necessities and luxuries of mate preferences: testing the tradeoffs.
Social exchange and evolutionary models of mate selection incorporate economic assumptions but have not considered a key distinction between necessities and luxuries. This distinction can clarify anExpand
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Sex similarities and differences in preferences for short-term mates: what, whether, and why.
  • N. Li, D. Kenrick
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 March 2006
Are there sex differences in criteria for sexual relationships? The answer depends on what question a researcher asks. Data suggest that, whereas the sexes differ in whether they will enterExpand
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The dark triad: Facilitating a short‐term mating strategy in men
This survey (N = 224) found that characteristics collectively known as the Dark Triad (i.e. narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism) were correlated with various dimensions of short‐term matingExpand
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The Attractive Female Body Weight and Female Body Dissatisfaction in 26 Countries Across 10 World Regions: Results of the International Body Project I
This study reports results from the first International Body Project (IBP-I), which surveyed 7,434 individuals in 10 major world regions about body weight ideals and body dissatisfaction.Expand
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Mate preferences do predict attraction and choices in the early stages of mate selection.
Although mate preference research has firmly established that men value physical attractiveness more than women do and women value social status more than men do, recent speed-dating studies haveExpand
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What do people desire in others? A sociofunctional perspective on the importance of different valued characteristics.
Humans, as discriminately social creatures, make frequent judgments about others' suitability for interdependent social relations. Which characteristics of others guide these judgments and, thus,Expand
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Changes in Women's Choice of Dress Across the Ovulatory Cycle: Naturalistic and Laboratory Task-Based Evidence
The authors tested the prediction that women prefer clothing that is more revealing and sexy when fertility is highest within the ovulatory cycle. Eighty-eight women reported to the lab twice: onceExpand
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Sex differences in cooperation: a meta-analytic review of social dilemmas.
Although it is commonly believed that women are kinder and more cooperative than men, there is conflicting evidence for this assertion. Current theories of sex differences in social behavior suggestExpand
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Ovulation, Female Competition, and Product Choice: Hormonal Influences on Consumer Behavior
Recent research shows that women experience nonconscious shifts across different phases of the monthly ovulatory cycle. For example, women at peak fertility (near ovulation) are attracted toExpand
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The “Booty Call”: A Compromise Between Men's and Women's Ideal Mating Strategies
Traditionally, research on romantic and sexual relationships has focused on one-night stands and monogamous pairs. However, as the result of men and women pursuing their ideal relationship types,Expand
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