AUSTIN, Texas — Men’s and women’s ideas of the perfect mate differ significantly due to evolutionary pressures, according to a cross-cultural study on multiple mate preferences by psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin.
The study of 4,764 men and 5,389 women in 33 countries and 37 cultures showed that sex differences in mate preferences are much larger than previously appreciated and stable across cultures.
“Many want to believe that women and men are identical in their underlying psychology, but the genders differ strikingly in their evolved mate preferences in some domains,” said co-author of the study and psychology professor David Buss. “The same holds true in highly sexually egalitarian cultures such as Sweden and Norway as in less egalitarian cultures such as Iran.”
Surprise surprise. The sexes were created/evolved differently.
Researchers found that they could predict a person’s sex with 92.2 percent accuracy if they knew his or her mate preferences.
Of the 19 mate preferences that researchers considered, five varied significantly based on gender: good financial prospects, physical attractiveness, chastity, ambition and age. Four other preferences — pleasing disposition, sociability and shared religious and political views — were not sex-differentiated.
Let me guess.
- Men’s preferences — physical attractiveness, chastity, age
- Women’s preferences — good financial prospects and ambition
- Combined — pleasing disposition, sociability, shared religious and political views.
Men like young and hot virgin women, and women like ambitious, rich men. I’m just amused how this is demonized as politically incorrect information. Aside from examining the supposed ideological motivations of each sex: what do men typically go after and what do women typically go after? The answer is obvious.