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

  title={Mate choice trade-offs and women’s preference for physically attractive men},
  author={David Waynforth},
  journal={Human Nature},
  • D. Waynforth
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • Psychology
  • Human Nature
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… 

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