Women pickier over partners

It's true! Women really are choosier when it comes to finding a partner

It’s true- women really are choosier than men when it comes to finding a partner.

A speed dating event was the basis for the new survey from Indiana University, which confirmed that while men were more likely to be attracted to good-looking women, more females were looking for men who could provide for them financially.

‘While humans may pride themselves on being highly evolved, most still behave like the stereotypical Neanderthals when it comes to choosing a mate,’ said lead researcher Peter Todd. ‘Evolutionary theories in psychology suggest that men and women should trade off different traits in each other and when we look at the actual choices people make, this is what we find evidence for.’

Dr Glenn Wilson, a relationships expert at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, added: ‘It is well known that men select women for fairly superficial reasons, whereas women think much more about the long-term and the qualities and resources needed to bring up children. Men will often find themselves falling into relationships by default after starting off looking for sexual adventure.’

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