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Lecture 11: The Dating Game Outline: Social Exchange: Love in the Want Ads Dating rituals: Evolution Inclusive Fitness Optimal Strategies The Competition Social Exchange Physical Attraction The Beauty Bias The Downside of Beauty Attractive Acts Social Exchange: Patterns in dating ads: Men showed themselves as stable providers, and asked for beauty and youth in their applicants. Woman advertised themselves as such, and asked for what the men offered. o “Sex for Success” Exchange. Dating Rituals: Inclusive Fitness: We have a biological need to pass on our genes. “Sexual Selection” o Only those that are most fit have a competitive advantage in passing on their genes to future generations. In order to do this, we need to: o Procreate o Ensure that the offspring survive to sexual maturity Women: o What is their optimal strategy for this? Ovum (egg) genetic packet for the woman. 480 ova (12 chances per year, for 40 years) Every time she is successful, we subtract 9. “The selective strategy”; supply and demand.
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