Mating markets and bargaining hands: Mate preferences for attractiveness and resources in two national U.S. studies

@article{Fales2016MatingMA,
  title={Mating markets and bargaining hands: Mate preferences for attractiveness and resources in two national U.S. studies},
  author={Melissa R. Fales and D. Frederick and J. R. Garcia and Kelly A. Gildersleeve and M. Haselton and H. Fisher},
  journal={Personality and Individual Differences},
  year={2016},
  volume={88},
  pages={78-87}
}
Abstract According to a “mating market” approach, people with desirable traits have a stronger “bargaining hand” and can be more selective when choosing partners. We examined how heterosexual mate preferences varied by gender, age, personal income, education, and appearance satisfaction ( Study 1 N  = 22,815; Study 2 N  = 4790). Men and women differed in the percentage indicating it was “desirable” or “essential” that their potential partner was good-looking (92% vs. 84%; d  = .39), had a… Expand
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