Do women's mate preferences change across the ovulatory cycle? A meta-analytic review.

  title={Do women's mate preferences change across the ovulatory cycle? A meta-analytic review.},
  author={Kelly A. Gildersleeve and Martie G. Haselton and Melissa R. Fales},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={140 5},
Scientific interest in whether women experience changes across the ovulatory cycle in mating-related motivations, preferences, cognitions, and behaviors has surged in the past 2 decades. A prominent hypothesis in this area, the ovulatory shift hypothesis, posits that women experience elevated immediate sexual attraction on high- relative to low-fertility days of the cycle to men with characteristics that reflected genetic quality ancestrally. Dozens of published studies have aimed to test this… 

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