Sex differences among partner preferences: Are the sexes really very similar?

  title={Sex differences among partner preferences: Are the sexes really very similar?},
  author={Robin Goodwin},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  • R. Goodwin
  • Published 1 November 1990
  • Psychology
  • Sex Roles
The question as to what type of individual we prefer in a “romantic” partner has stimulated a long history of research, with much of the present debate centering around the issue of the sex differences in partner preferences. In the studies described in this paper, two groups of participants completed a variety of different questionnaire schedules indicating their preferences for a partner. In study 1, 216 single students demonstrated a prevailing desire for a kind, considerate, and honest… 

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