Self seeks like: many humans choose their dog pets following rules used for assortative mating

Abstract

Theoretical and experimental studies suggest that mating and pair formation are not likely to be random. Assortative mating, characterized as “self seeking like”, seems to be widely practiced in nature. Experimental evidence for it is strong among humans seeking a mate. Assortative mating increases the probability of finding a genetically similar mate… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10164-004-0122-6

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