Personality and mate preferences: five factors in mate selection and marital satisfaction.

@article{Botwin1997PersonalityAM,
  title={Personality and mate preferences: five factors in mate selection and marital satisfaction.},
  author={M D Botwin and David M. Buss and Todd K Shackelford},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  year={1997},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={
          107-36
        }
}
Although personality characteristics figure prominently in what people want in a mate, little is known about precisely which personality characteristics are most important, whether men and women differ in their personality preferences, whether individual women or men differ in what they want, and whether individuals actually get what they want. To explore these issues, two parallel studies were conducted, one using a sample of dating couples (N = 118) and one using a sample of married couples… CONTINUE READING

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