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Chapter 6 / Exercise 20
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oAs men get older the prefer women who are younger and the amount increasesas they get older (more younger women) Preference for Ambition 1980s study (U.S.)ambition/industriousness consistently rated important or indispensablerisk of woman ending long-term relationship increases w/ job loss, lack of careerprogression – plays out in relationship similar preference ratings across 37 culturesPreference for Dependability cross cultural studyowomen and men value equally 21/37owomen value more than men 15/37
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omen value more than women 1/37more valuable to women why value dependability?osignal of consistent resources – want incoming source for long period of time oavoidance of undependable, emotionally unstable personalitiesemotionally unstable men:oerratic provisioning of resourcesomonopolize shared resourcesoincreased jealous behavioroincreased number of affairsPreference for Athleticismathleticism may reflect provisioning ability and protectionnon-human primates: females associate with males that deter other malesprotection from male physical and sexual domination has been a factor leading to groupliving across speciescross cultural evidence owomen consistently rate physical strength and athletic ability more highly thanmen dooN.B. consistently less important than other traits (between “somewhat desirable”and “very desirable”) – love and dependability rated higher Preference for Healthy Appearance costs of unhealthy matereduced provisioning of resourcesincreased risk of mortalityrisk of disease transmission to mate or offspringrisk of passing on genetic propensity/disordercross-cultural evidenceboth women and men rate good health as highly important (2.3 on 0 - 3 scale)indicators of health and disease resistance common mating signals across animal speciesFluctuating asymmetry Facial Symmetry Can be an indication of health More symmetrical faces are rated more attractive symmetry correlated to physiological, psychological and emotional health measuressymmetrical faces judged as more attractivedoes this lead to greater success for: symmetric menorated as more attractiveohave more sexual partnersomore extra-pair sexual partnersobegin sexual intercourse earlier in life
Words most frequently used to describe masculine features in romance novels CheekbonesJawBrowsShouldersForeheadWaistHipsfacial features most commonly used Facial Masculinity effects of testosterone includebroader, longer jawbonestronger brow ridgemore pronounced cheek boneswomen select more masculine faces when asked to select most attractive facessame faces selected when asked to select healthiest faceInvestment in Children women should prefer men who invest in their childrenmen may channel resources to offspring with other womenmen may withhold investment in children when paternity is questionabledo women prefer men who are willing to invest in children?

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