Sex similarities and differences in preferences for short-term mates: what, whether, and why.

  title={Sex similarities and differences in preferences for short-term mates: what, whether, and why.},
  author={Norman P. Li and Douglas T. Kenrick},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={90 3},
Are there sex differences in criteria for sexual relationships? The answer depends on what question a researcher asks. Data suggest that, whereas the sexes differ in whether they will enter short-term sexual relationships, they are more similar in what they prioritize in partners for such relationships. However, additional data and context of other findings and theory suggest different underlying reasons. In Studies 1 and 2, men and women were given varying "mate budgets" to design short-term… 

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