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Male friends, not female company, make a man more attractive

@article{Milonoff2007MaleFN,
  title={Male friends, not female company, make a man more attractive},
  author={Markku Milonoff and Petri Nummi and Outcome Nummi and Esa Pienmunne},
  journal={Annales Zoologici Fennici},
  year={2007},
  volume={44},
  pages={348-354}
}
Mate choice is often considered independent, but recently attention has been paid to social influences on mate preference, i.e. non-independent mate choice. Especially in humans, mate preference may be influenced by reactions and opinions of other individuals. One type of non-independent mate choice documented in a wide variety of taxa is copying the choice of other females. Although humans may not be a species in which mate choice copying is most likely to occur, many aspects of the human… 

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