Proper and dark heroes as DADS and CADS

  title={Proper and dark heroes as DADS and CADS},
  author={Daniel J. Kruger and Maryanne L. Fisher and Ian F. Jobling},
  journal={Human Nature},
Empirical tests described in this article support hypotheses derived from evolutionary theory on the perceptions of literary characters. The proper and dark heroes in British Romantic literature of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries respectively represent long-term and short-term mating strategies. Recent studies indicate that for long-term relationships, women seek partners with the ability and willingness to sustain paternal investment in extended relationships. For short-term… 


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