Buss study

Buss sexual receptivity study (1993)
The results of the 1993 Buss sexual receptivity study, showing that college women are most-intuitively willing to have sex with premedical students (2.65) and least-intuitively willing to have sex with garbage collectors (4.32).
In studies, Buss sexual receptivity study is a 1993 sexual selection study, conducted by David Buss and Jennifer Summelroth, wherein 213 college women were polled about how upset they would be to outright sexual proposition by men differing by occupation.

In circa 1993, David Buss and graduate student Jennifer Semmelroth, polled 213 college women, half of which (N=109) were asked how flattered the would feel by being persistently asked out on a date by various men, differing by occupation, as shown below, the other half (N=104), were asked how upset they would feel by outright sexual proposition by various men, similarly differing by occupation, on a Likert scale of 7 being 'most upset' to 1 being 'least upset'.

The results, as shown adjacent, with the guesstimated inclusion of the explicitly-designed fictional occupationally-perfect idealized male Dr. John Wayde Prentice Jr., from the 1967 film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, a person specifically scripted at the high end, or 1.0 on the upsetness scale, and an occupationless homeless man, at the low end, or 6.0 on the upsetness scale. [1]

The character “Dr. Prentice”, of note, was specifically scripted by writers Stanley Kramer and William Rose to be occupationally perfect; to quote: [2]

“According to Kramer, he and Rose intentionally structured the film to debunk ethnic stereotypes. The young doctor, a typical role for the young Sidney Poitier, was purposely created idealistically perfect, so that the only possible objection to his marrying Joanna would be his race, or the fact she had only known him for ten days: the character has thus graduated from a top school, begun innovative medical initiatives in Africa, refused to have premarital sex with his fiancée despite her willingness, and leaves money in an open container on his future father-in-law's desk in payment for a long distance phone call he has made.”

We might also put “Frank Abagnale, Jr.”, as portrayed in the 2002 film Catch Me if You Can, who worked occupationally as a doctor, lawyer, and a co-pilot, all before his 18th birthday, as occupationally ideal male.

See also
Alley equation
Beckhap’s law
Drive-thru paradox
Max Meyer

1. (a) Buss, David M. (1994). The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating (sexual proposition study, pgs. 161-62). New York: Basic Books.
(b) Jennifer S. Simmelroth (resume) – SaelmGastro.com.
2. Andersen, Christopher. (1997). An Affair to Remember: The Remarkable Love Story of Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy (pg. 295) (Ѻ). William Morrow and Company, Inc.

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