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“Mate Function Preferences”. Draft For Review.

1. INTRODUCTION Over the last decade there has been a great deal of interest in variation of mate preferences for sexual attractiveness. Such variation is important as it has consequences for the rate and direction of sexual selection (Turner & … Continue reading

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How to measure human mate preferences: Introduction.

Darwin was the first to propose that female mating preferences can result in selection on male morphology and behaviour. Since then, particularly over the last two decades, many studies have confirmed that individuals prefer some opposite-sex trait variants over others … Continue reading

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Mating and sexual conflict. Part I

  There is currently controversy about definitions of sexual conflict, what it is, and how important it is in adaptation. Paragon, one of the best posters on human mating/sexual selection, clarified some time ago some of its conclusions, and reviews … Continue reading

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Plenty Of Fish Experiment: Study 4. Females Profiles.

The methodology and statistical variables are the same performed in Studies 1, 2 and 3 for male dummies, although here only are going to be collected the reply rates at first message. Geographical location is not changed. I will not … Continue reading

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Sexual Selection For Female Mate Choice.

Several mechanisms have been put forward to explain mate choice: 1) Direct phenotypic effects Female preference for a male attractiveness can evolve as a result of direct phenotypic benefits if the morphology reflects the ability of the male to provide … Continue reading

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Plenty of Fish Experiment: Study 3

Method: This article aims to enlarge the two previous analytical studies (See study 1 and study 2) and increase our database. Therefore upon completion of this third study of male profiles, we will count with a more proper data base … Continue reading

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Plenty Of Fish Experiment: Study 2

Introduction For studing reciprocation, some dating sites such as OkCupid (see OkTrends Blog) or AYI (see Businessinsider) offer us reply rates at the first message, that is, percent the users that respond to an initial message. Furtherore when most academic … Continue reading

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