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PostSubject: What women really want. Evolutionary Psychology 101   Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:03 pm

My so called misogynist view point of women being overly materialistic as gold diggers might not be so ill founded afterall when it comes to relationships. Laughing Razz

Women are the most attracted to men with resources, power, influence, and command it appears.

Who would of known that women are dominated by materialistic proclivity? Razz

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Women will seek a mate who has resources to support their parental efforts,

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Because women are often limited in social power, they will seek advancement through their mate. They will look for a mate who has the characteristics of power, good earning capacity, and higher education, because these will boost a woman's social standing.

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PostSubject: What sexually attractive women want in contrast to the less attractive   Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:19 pm

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ScienceDaily (Mar. 24, 2008) — Although many researchers have believed women choose partners based on the kind of relationship they are seeking, a new study from The University of Texas at Austin reveals women's preferences can be influenced by their own attractiveness.

Previous researchers argued that what women value depended on the type of relationship they were looking for. Women looking for long-term partners want someone who will be a good provider for them and their children, but women seeking short-term flings care more about masculinity and physical attractiveness, features that may be passed down to children.

Buss and Todd Shackelford, psychology professor at Florida Atlantic University, found women ideally want partners who have all the characteristics they desire, but they will calibrate their standards based on their own desirability.

"When reviewing the qualities they desire in romantic partners, women gauge what they can get based on what they got," Buss said. "And women who are considered physically attractive maintain high standards for prospective partners across a variety of characteristics."

The researchers identified four categories of characteristics women seek in a partner:

good genes, reflected in desirable physical traits,
resources,
the desire to have children and good parenting skills, and
loyalty and devotion.
Most women attempt to secure the best combination of the qualities they desire from the same man, but the researchers said a small portion of women who do not find a partner with all the qualities may trade some characteristics for others.

Although women's selectivity across categories reflected how attractive they appeared to other people, the researchers found the characteristics men desired in a partner did not vary based on their own physical attractiveness.

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PostSubject: Re: What women really want. Evolutionary Psychology 101   Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:48 pm

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Because women are often limited in social power, they will seek advancement through their mate. They will look for a mate who has the characteristics of power, good earning capacity, and higher education, because these will boost a woman's social standing.
Fool, what happens then when women become unlimited in their social power and no longer need to seek advancement through their (male) mate???

Do they still need to look for a "powerful" man? How can a man even be subsequently "powerful" except for his sperm?
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