Sex differences in human mate preferences vary across sex ratios

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Beitragende

  • Kathryn V Walter - , University of California at San Francisco (Autor:in)
  • Daniel Conroy-Beam - , University of California at San Francisco (Autor:in)
  • David M Buss - , University of Texas at Austin (Autor:in)
  • Kelly Asao - , Westminster College, New Wilmington (Autor:in)
  • Agnieszka Sorokowska - , Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences (Autor:in)
  • Piotr Sorokowski - , Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences (Autor:in)
  • Toivo Aavik - , University of Tartu (Autor:in)
  • Grace Akello - , Gulu University (Autor:in)
  • Mohammad Madallh Alhabahba - , Middle East University (Autor:in)
  • Charlotte Alm - , Stockholm University (Autor:in)
  • Naumana Amjad - , NUR International University (Autor:in)
  • Afifa Anjum - , University of the Punjab (Autor:in)
  • Chiemezie S Atama - , American University of Nigeria (Autor:in)
  • Derya Atamtürk Duyar - , Altinbas University (Autor:in)
  • Richard Ayebare - , North Star Alliance (Autor:in)
  • Carlota Batres - , Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster (Autor:in)
  • Mons Bendixen - , Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Autor:in)
  • Aicha Bensafia - , Laboratory Education-Formation-Travail (EFORT) (Autor:in)
  • Boris Bizumic - , Australian National University (Autor:in)
  • Mahmoud Boussena - , University of Algiers Benyoucef Benkhedda (Autor:in)
  • Marina Butovskaya - , Russian Academy of Sciences (Autor:in)
  • Seda Can - , Izmir University of Economics (Autor:in)
  • Katarzyna Cantarero - , SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities (Autor:in)
  • Antonin Carrier - , Psychology Faculty (Center for the Study of Social Behavior) (Autor:in)
  • Hakan Cetinkaya - , Ankara University (Autor:in)
  • Ilona Croy - , Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychotherapie und Psychosomatik (Autor:in)
  • Rosa María Cueto - , Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Autor:in)
  • Marcin Czub - , Westminster College, New Wilmington (Autor:in)
  • Daria Dronova - , Russian Academy of Sciences (Autor:in)
  • Seda Dural - , Izmir University of Economics (Autor:in)
  • Izzet Duyar - , Altinbas University (Autor:in)
  • Berna Ertugrul - , Altinbas University (Autor:in)
  • Agustín Espinosa - , Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Autor:in)
  • Ignacio Estevan - , Universidad de la República Uruguay (Autor:in)
  • Carla Sofia Esteves - , Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics (Autor:in)
  • Luxi Fang - , Chinese University of Hong Kong (Autor:in)
  • Tomasz Frackowiak - , Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences (Autor:in)
  • Jorge Contreras Garduño - , Escuela Nacional de Estudios Superiores (Autor:in)
  • Karina Ugalde González - , Latin American University of Science and Technology (ULACIT) (Autor:in)
  • Farida Guemaz - , University of Algiers Benyoucef Benkhedda (Autor:in)
  • Petra Gyuris - , University of Pecs (Autor:in)
  • Mária Halamová - , Constantine the Philosopher University (Autor:in)
  • Iskra Herak - , Université catholique de Louvain (Autor:in)
  • Marina Horvat - , University of Maribor (Autor:in)
  • Ivana Hromatko - , University of Zagreb (Autor:in)
  • Chin-Ming Hui - , Escuela Nacional de Estudios Superiores (Autor:in)
  • Jas Laile Jaafar - , University of Malaya (Autor:in)
  • Feng Jiang - , Central University of Finance and Economics (Autor:in)
  • Konstantinos Kafetsios - , Palacký University Olomouc (Autor:in)
  • Tina Kavčič - , Faculty of Social Sciences/Health Sciences (Autor:in)
  • Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair - , Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Autor:in)
  • Nicolas Kervyn - , Université catholique de Louvain (Autor:in)
  • Truong Thi Khanh Ha - , Vietnam National University, Hanoi (Autor:in)
  • Imran Ahmed Khilji - , Islamabad Model College for Boys (Autor:in)
  • Nils C Köbis - , University of Amsterdam (Autor:in)
  • Hoang Moc Lan - , Vietnam National University, Hanoi (Autor:in)
  • András Láng - , University of Pecs (Autor:in)
  • Georgina R Lennard - , Australian National University (Autor:in)
  • Ernesto León - , Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Autor:in)
  • Torun Lindholm - , Stockholm University (Autor:in)
  • Trinh Thi Linh - , Vietnam National University, Hanoi (Autor:in)
  • Giulia Lopez - , Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Autor:in)
  • Nguyen Van Luot - , Vietnam National University, Hanoi (Autor:in)
  • Alvaro Mailhos - , Universidad de la República Uruguay (Autor:in)
  • Zoi Manesi - , Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) (Autor:in)
  • Rocio Martinez - , University of Granada (Autor:in)
  • Sarah L McKerchar - , Australian National University (Autor:in)
  • Norbert Meskó - , University of Pecs (Autor:in)
  • Girishwar Misra - , University of Delhi (Autor:in)
  • Conal Monaghan - , Australian National University (Autor:in)
  • Emanuel C Mora - , University of Havana (Autor:in)
  • Alba Moya-Garófano - , Islamabad Model College for Boys (Autor:in)
  • Bojan Musil - , University of Maribor (Autor:in)
  • Jean Carlos Natividade - , Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (Autor:in)
  • Agnieszka Niemczyk - , Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences (Autor:in)
  • George Nizharadze - , Free University of Tbilisi (Autor:in)
  • Elisabeth Oberzaucher - , Universitätsklinikum AKH Wien (Autor:in)
  • Anna Oleszkiewicz - , Institut für Allgemeine Psychologie, Biopsychologie und Methoden der Psychologie, Klinik und Poliklinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohrenheilkunde, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus Dresden (Autor:in)
  • Mohd Sofian Omar-Fauzee - , Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego we Wroclawiu (Autor:in)
  • Ike E Onyishi - , American University of Nigeria (Autor:in)
  • Baris Özener - , Altinbas University (Autor:in)
  • Ariela Francesca Pagani - , University of Havana (Autor:in)
  • Vilmante Pakalniskiene - , Vilnius University (Autor:in)
  • Miriam Parise - , Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Autor:in)
  • Farid Pazhoohi - , University of British Columbia (Autor:in)
  • Annette Pisanski - , University of Havana (Autor:in)
  • Katarzyna Pisanski - , Westminster College, New Wilmington (Autor:in)
  • Edna Ponciano - , Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Autor:in)
  • Camelia Popa - , Institute of Philosophy and Psychology "C. Rădulescu Motru" (Autor:in)
  • Pavol Prokop - , Comenius University (Autor:in)
  • Muhammad Rizwan - , University of Haripur (Autor:in)
  • Mario Sainz - , Escuela de Psicología (Autor:in)
  • Svjetlana Salkičević - , University of Zagreb (Autor:in)
  • Ruta Sargautyte - , Vilnius University (Autor:in)
  • Ivan Sarmány-Schuller - , Centre of Social and Psychological Sciences (Autor:in)
  • Susanne Schmehl - , Universitätsklinikum AKH Wien (Autor:in)
  • Shivantika Sharad - , University of Delhi (Autor:in)
  • Razi Sultan Siddiqui - , DHA Suffa University (Autor:in)
  • Franco Simonetti - , Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Autor:in)
  • Stanislava Yordanova Stoyanova - , South-West University Neofit Rilski (Autor:in)
  • Meri Tadinac - , University of Zagreb (Autor:in)
  • Marco Antonio Correa Varella - , Universidade de São Paulo (Autor:in)
  • Christin-Melanie Vauclair - , Instituto Universitario de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) (Autor:in)
  • Luis Diego Vega - , University of Algiers Benyoucef Benkhedda (Autor:in)
  • Dwi Ajeng Widarini - , Fakultas Ilmu Komunikasi (Autor:in)
  • Gyesook Yoo - , Kyung Hee University (Autor:in)
  • Marta Marta Zaťková - , University of Algiers Benyoucef Benkhedda (Autor:in)
  • Maja Zupančič - , University of Ljubljana (Autor:in)

Abstract

A wide range of literature connects sex ratio and mating behaviours in non-human animals. However, research examining sex ratio and human mating is limited in scope. Prior work has examined the relationship between sex ratio and desire for short-term, uncommitted mating as well as outcomes such as marriage and divorce rates. Less empirical attention has been directed towards the relationship between sex ratio and mate preferences, despite the importance of mate preferences in the human mating literature. To address this gap, we examined sex ratio's relationship to the variation in preferences for attractiveness, resources, kindness, intelligence and health in a long-term mate across 45 countries (n = 14 487). We predicted that mate preferences would vary according to relative power of choice on the mating market, with increased power derived from having relatively few competitors and numerous potential mates. We found that each sex tended to report more demanding preferences for attractiveness and resources where the opposite sex was abundant, compared to where the opposite sex was scarce. This pattern dovetails with those found for mating strategies in humans and mate preferences across species, highlighting the importance of sex ratio for understanding variation in human mate preferences.

Details

OriginalspracheEnglisch
Seiten (von - bis)20211115
FachzeitschriftProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Jahrgang288
Ausgabenummer1955
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 28 Juli 2021
Peer-Review-StatusJa

Externe IDs

PubMedCentral PMC8292757
Scopus 85112007168

Schlagworte

Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung

Schlagwörter

  • Animals, Choice Behavior, Female, Humans, Male, Marriage, Reproduction, Sex Characteristics, Sex Ratio, Sexual Partners