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Sat Aug 8, 2015, 10:57 PM

Study Confirms: When it Comes to Choosing a Partner, Women and Men Value Different Qualities

There are a lot of stereotypes about how men and women seek out different qualities in a mate. But researchers from the University of Texas say they now have a clearer picture of just how different the preferences of men and women are.

As part of the study, researchers asked people (all of whom identify as heterosexual) what they find desirable in a partner. Judging from their answers, researchers were able to guess with 92 percent accuracy whether the respondent was male or female.

“The patterns in the sexes barely overlap at all,” says Dan Conroy-Beam, a UT grad student and lead author of the study. Conroy-Beam says women tend to prefer a partner who is more financially established and older, while men place a premium on physical attractiveness and youth. That, he says, tells us when the sexes are going out and looking for a mate, they’re looking for something completely different.

Sure, it all plays pretty well into existing stereotypes, and may not seem like a watershed moment for understanding relationships at face value. But Conroy-Beam says it’s striking that many of these preferences held true regardless of the cultural background of the respondent. Theoretically, it demonstrates that the preferences are “cross-culturally universal.”

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2015, 11:17 PM

1. That's probably accurate but a lot of Liberal people prefer (How shall I put this?) ..someone..

 

.. somewhat intelligent to talk to when the sex is done for the night.

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 9, 2015, 12:11 AM

4. "somewhat intelligent to talk to when the sex is done for the night."

As long as he worships me for the goddess I am that is all the intelligence he needs -- and is permitted -- to display.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 9, 2015, 12:20 AM

7. Of course, my Dear...I wouldn't have it any other way. Perhaps I should have said...

 

"After my beating"

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2015, 11:29 PM

2. Why would these results surprise anyone?

(There are desirable women who are not dumbs as posts.)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 9, 2015, 12:09 AM

3. If this cost more than $5 somebody needs to be flogged until we get our money back. nt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 9, 2015, 12:17 AM

5. Candidate for this year's "You Call This NEWS?" Award

the "To Figure This Out, You Had To Do A Freaking STUDY?" catergory.


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 9, 2015, 12:20 AM

6. The only other thing they have to do at UT-Austin is take bong hits

and somebody needs his Ph.D.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 9, 2015, 12:22 AM

8. And now for something completely obvious

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 9, 2015, 12:31 AM

9. This just in: water is wet.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 9, 2015, 12:33 AM

10. Men and women are different........whoda thunk??!!!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Aug 9, 2015, 01:06 AM

11. I doubt anyone would be shocked at these findings

 

Just go through a few adult years and it's plainly obvious.

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