Mate Quality Bias: Sex Differences in Humans

@inproceedings{Vakirtzis2010MateQB,
  title={Mate Quality Bias: Sex Differences in Humans},
  author={Antonios Vakirtzis and Susan C. Roberts},
  year={2010}
}
In mate choice copying, a male is more likely to be chosen by other females simply by being observed mating. A recent finding is that women are influenced in their assessments of men by the phenotypic quality of males' sexual partners. We recently proposed that the term ‘mate quality bias’ should be used to differentiate this phenomenon from ‘mate choice copying’. Here, under the guise of a dating preferences survey we replicated and extended some earlier results. We found that when presented… 

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