Mate choice trade-offs and women's preference for physically attractive men.

@article{Waynforth2001MateCT,
  title={Mate choice trade-offs and women's preference for physically attractive men.},
  author={David Waynforth},
  journal={Human nature},
  year={2001},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={207-19}
}
Researchers studying human sexuality have repeatedly concluded that men place more emphasis on the physical attractiveness of potential mates than women do, particularly in long-term sexual relationships. Evolutionary theorists have suggested that this is the case because male mate value (the total value of the characteristics that an individual possesses in terms of the potential contribution to his or her mate's reproductive success) is better predicted by social status and economic resources… CONTINUE READING
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 9 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 22 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 32 references

Differences in " [ ] me Use for Mating and Nepotistic Effort as a Function of Male Attractiveness in Rural Belize

  • R. I. M. Dunbar
  • Evolution and Human Behavior
  • 1999

Female Preference for Male Faces Changes Cyclically

  • L. K. Murray
  • Nature
  • 1999

Effects of Sexual Dimorphism on Facial Attractiveness

  • D. Castles, S. Akamatsu
  • Nature
  • 1998

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…