Dating Preferences and Meeting Opportunities in Mate Choice Decisions *

  title={Dating Preferences and Meeting Opportunities in Mate Choice Decisions *},
  author={Mich{\`e}le V. K. Belot and Marco Francesconi},
Much empirical evidence shows that female and male partners look alike along a variety of attributes. It is however unclear how this positive sorting comes about, because marriage is an equilibrium outcome arising from a process that entails searching, meeting and choosing one another. This study takes advantage of a unique data set to shed light on the forces driving choices at the earliest stage of a relationship. Both women and men value physical attributes, such as age and weight, and… CONTINUE READING

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