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Women Prefer Poaching
Research on animal mating (e.g., fish, birds) has shown that female animals are more likely to choose a male that has already been chosen by other females … Research on human preferences does show that women rate men as more desirable when they are surrounded by other women, compared to being alone or surrounded by other men. Conversely, men rate women as less desirable when they are surrounded by other men, compared to being alone or surrounded by other women.
dating  life  men  psychology  relationships  women  research  sex 
august 2009 by andrewducker
Sociopolitical climate affects dating preferences
36 single male Canadian students read an excerpt either describing a poor or positive view of the social, economic, and political climate in Canada.

After this, participants looked at several women’s online dating profiles and then rated their interest in getting to know these women romantically. Profiles were described in stereotypically feminine ways (i.e., “vulnerable, pure, and ideal for making men feel complete”) or more non-stereotypical ways (i.e., “career oriented, party seeking, active in social causes or athletic”).

Reading an unsettling review of the current sociopolitical climate enhanced men’s preference for stereotypically feminine women, but it did not enhance nor diminish their interest in non-stereotypic women.
dating  attraction  psychology 
september 2008 by andrewducker
The difference between men and women
Is that _I_ would date this guy, if I was a woman, whereas I can't think of many woman who would...
dating  women  men  gender 
june 2008 by andrewducker

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