Mate preferences among Hadza hunter-gatherers

  title={Mate preferences among Hadza hunter-gatherers},
  author={Frank W. Marlowe},
  journal={Human Nature},
  • F. Marlowe
  • Published 1 December 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Human Nature
The literature on human mate preferences is vast but most data come from studies on college students in complex societies, who represent a thin slice of cultural variation in an evolutionarily novel environment. Here, I present data on the mate preferences of men and women in a society of hunter-gatherers, the Hadza of Tanzania. Hadza men value fertility in a mate more than women do, and women value intelligence more than men do. Women place great importance on men’s foraging, and both sexes… 

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