The height of choosiness: mutual mate choice for stature results in suboptimal pair formation for both sexes

@article{Stulp2013TheHO,
  title={The height of choosiness: mutual mate choice for stature results in suboptimal pair formation for both sexes},
  author={Gert Stulp and A. Buunk and R. Kurzban and S. Verhulst},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2013},
  volume={86},
  pages={37-46}
}
Mutual mate choice is prevalent in humans, where both males and females have a say in their choice of partner. How the choices made by one sex constrain the choice of the other remains poorly understood, however, because human studies have mostly limited themselves to measuring preferences. We used a sample of 5782 speed-daters making 128 104 choices to link preferences for partner height to actual choice and the formation of a match (the mutual expression of interest to meet again). We show… Expand
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