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And men with more education also had stronger preferences for female partners who were “good looking” and slender, whereas this was not a concern for women.
“It does not study who they actually mate with, the way they mate with them or the quality of the relationships they found,” Friedland said.
But even these theories may not be so flattering for singletons in 2015.
Slenderbodies are associated with youth as the body’s metabolism slows as one grows older and, as such, could represent fertility for men, Frederick adds, while women pay attention to things that enhance their survival and that of their family.
“What really surprised us was just how substantial this difference was between men and women,” says David Frederick, assistant professor in health psychology at Chapman University and a co-author of the study.
The study was conducted by researchers at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., and is due to be published in the January 2016 edition of the peer-reviewed academic journal “Personality and Individual Differences.” The researchers interviewed people in an online questionnaire about qualities they find important in a partner.