Patterns and universals of mate poaching across 53 nations: the effects of sex, culture, and personality on romantically attracting another person's partner.

@article{Schmitt2004PatternsAU,
  title={Patterns and universals of mate poaching across 53 nations: the effects of sex, culture, and personality on romantically attracting another person's partner.},
  author={D. P. Schmitt and L. Alcalay and J. Allik and A. Angleitner and Lara K. Ault and I. Austers and K. Bennett and G. Bianchi and Fredrick A. Boholst and Mary Ann Borg Cunen and J. Braeckman and E. G. Brainerd and L. G. A. Caral and G. Caron and M. M. Casullo and M. Cunningham and Ikuo Daibo and Charlotte De Backer and Eros De Souza and R. Diaz-loving and G. Diniz and K. Durkin and M. Echegaray and E. Eremsoy and H. Euler and Ruth Falzon and Maryanne L. Fisher and Dolores Foley and D. Fry and Sirpa Fry and M. Ghayur and D. L. Golden and K. Grammer and L. Grimaldi and J. Halberstadt and S. Haque and Dora Herrera and Janine Hertel and Heather Hoffmann and D. Hooper and Z. Hradilekova and Jasna Hudek-Kene-evi and J. Jaafar and M. Jankauskaitė and Heidel Kabangu-Stahel and Igor Kardum and B. Khoury and Hayrran Kwon and Kaia Laidra and A. Laireiter and Dustin Lakerveld and A. Lampert and M. Lauri and M. Lavall{\'e}e and Suk-Jae Lee and L. C. Leung and K. Locke and Vance Locke and I. Luk{\vs}{\'i}k and I. Magaisa and Dalia Marcinkevi{\vc}ienė and Andr{\'e} Mata and Rui Mata and B. McCarthy and Michael E. Mills and N. Mkhize and Jo{\~a}o Moreira and S{\'e}rgio Moreira and M. Moya and M. Munyae and P. Noller and A. Opre and Alexia Panayiotou and N. Petrovi{\'c} and K. Poels and M. Popper and Maria Poulimenou and Volodymr P'yatokha and M. Raymond and U. Reips and S. E. Reneau and Sof{\'i}a Rivera-Arag{\'o}n and W. Rowatt and W. Ruch and V. Rus and M. Safir and Sonia Salas and F. Sambataro and K. Sandnabba and Marion K. Schulmeyer and A. Sch{\"u}tz and T. Scrimali and T. Shackelford and P. Shaver and Francis J Sichona and F. Simonetti and T. Sineshaw and R. Sookdew and T. Speelman and Spyros Spyrou and H. S{\"u}mer and N. S{\"u}mer and Marianna Supekov{\'a} and T. Szlendak and Bert Timmermans and W. Tooke and I. Tsaousis and F. Tungaraza and F. Van Overwalle and Griet Vandermassen and Tim Vanhoomissen and I. Vanwesenbeeck and P. Vasey and J. Ver{\'i}ssimo and M. Voracek and W. Wan and T. Wang and Peter Weiss and Andika Wijaya and L. Woertman and G. Youn and A. Zupan{\`e}i{\`e}},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2004},
  volume={86 4},
  pages={
          560-84
        }
}
As part of the International Sexuality Description Project, 16,954 participants from 53 nations were administered an anonymous survey about experiences with romantic attraction. Mate poaching--romantically attracting someone who is already in a relationship--was most common in Southern Europe, South America, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe and was relatively infrequent in Africa, South/Southeast Asia, and East Asia. Evolutionary and social-role hypotheses received empirical support. Men were… Expand
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