The use of multiple cues in mate choice

@article{Candolin2003TheUO,
  title={The use of multiple cues in mate choice},
  author={Ulrika Candolin},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  year={2003},
  volume={78}
}
  • U. Candolin
  • Published 1 November 2003
  • Psychology
  • Biological Reviews
An increasing number of studies find females to base their mate choice on several cues. Why this occurs is debated and many different hypotheses have been proposed. Here I review the hypotheses and the evidence in favour of them. At the same time I provide a new categorisation based on the adaptiveness of the preferences and the information content of the cues. A few comparative and empirical studies suggest that most multiple cues are Fisherian attractiveness cues or uninformative cues that… 
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