WASHINGTON (AP) — Science is confirming what most women know: When given the choice for a mate, men go for good looks.
And guys won’t be surprised to learn that women are much choosier about partners than they are.
“Just because people say they’re looking for a particular set of characteristics in a mate, someone like themselves, doesn’t mean that is what they’ll end up choosing,” Peter M. Todd, of the cognitive science program at Indiana University, Bloomington, said in a telephone interview.
Researchers led by Todd report that in Tuesday’s edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that their study found humans were similar to most other mammals, “following Darwin’s principle of choosy females and competitive males, even if humans say something different.”
Their study involved 26 men and 20 women in Munich, Germany.
I’ll concede that there might be some real science involved here and that there could be information that is beneficial to mankind. However, I have a hard time using such a small sample group. Too many variables are not accounted for.