Follow Mature lady to hang out with Men seek youth and beauty, while women focus on wealth and status — evolutionary psychologists have long claimed that these general preferences in human mating are universal and based on biology.
But new research suggests that they may in fact be malleable: as men and women achieve financial equality, in terms of earning power and economic freedom, these mate-seeking preferences by gender tend to wane.
The idea behind the evolutionary theory is simple: biologically, sperm are cheap — men make 1, sperm per second on average. Yes, this means that the Fun with the local horny woman from which you sprang was formed inside your maternal grandmother. As a result, evolutionary theorists argue, women will be far more selective than men about their sexual partners, and they will tend to seek those with the most resources to invest in their children.
Men, on the other hand, can afford to be less choosy. And so, researchers at the University of York in the U.
In a study published in Psychological Science, researchers Seeking older ladies distraction at two large samples of people who were surveyed about the qualities they most wanted in a mate: one survey was conducted in the late s and included 8, people from 37 different cultures; the second survey was more current, administered to 3, people from 10 nations via the Internet.
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In Finland, the country with the greatest gender parity Ladies wants nsa Belleterre Quebec the 10 countries included in the more current of the two surveys, there was a far smaller difference between male and female preferences than in Turkey, which had the biggest gender gap.
That means, basically, that the more equal men and women became, the less emphasis men placed on youth and beauty, and the less emphasis women put on wealth and power.
These findings were borne out by the culture Real woman take chances are you one as well; although it showed a definite gender difference in mate-seeking preferences, it also showed that these gender-based differences narrowed in countries with more equality. Further, it found that the top few most desired traits were shared by both men and women: most people first look for intelligence, kindness and sense of humor, even before men mention beauty or women mention wealth and status.
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