Mutual Mate Choice and Sex Differences in Choosiness.

  title={Mutual Mate Choice and Sex Differences in Choosiness.},
  author={Rufus A. Johnstone and John D. Reynolds and James C. Deutsch},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  volume={50 4},
Sexual competition is associated closely with parental care because the sex providing less care has a higher potential rate of reproduction, and hence more to gain from competing for multiple mates. Sex differences in choosiness are not easily explained, however. The lower-caring sex (often males) has both higher costs of choice, because it is more difficult to find replacement mates, and higher direct benefits, because the sex providing more care (usually females) is likely to exhibit more… CONTINUE READING
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