Mate selection

Mate selection (diagram)
Evolutionary psychological studies show that factors in mate selection include variations in morphological factors such as breast shape and size and color and size of peacock's tails, among others. [4]
In interactions, mate selection is the process by which a person selects or "chooses" a mate, associate, or companion. [1] In social psychology, one view of how mate selection occurs is called exchange theory, which posits that people select mates based on their fair “exchange value” in the mating market. [2]


Overview
An unpublished 1970 paper, indicated that drivers of both sexes waited twice as long before honking at a female when she was driving a brand new car as when she was driving an older model. [3]

See also
Soul mate
Thims' mate selection book collection

References
1. Mate (noun) – Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 2000.
2. (a) Thims, Libb. (2007). Human Chemistry (Volume One) (pg. 27). Morrisville, NC: LuLu.
(b) Hendrix, Harville. (2007). Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples. (pg. 6). MackMillan.
(c) Rosenfeld, Michael J. (2005). “A Critique of Exchange Theory in Mate Selection” (PDF), American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 10, No. 5, March. Pgs. 1284-1325.
3. Rubin, Zick. 1970. "Measurement of Romantic Love" (abs), Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Volume 16, pages 265-273.
4. (a) Thims, Libb. (2003). “How to Pick the Right One?” (N=50 [33 men; 28 women) (Ѻ), Chicago: IoHT Publications.
(b) Thims, Libb. (2004). “Breast Size Attraction-to-Repulsion Survey” (N=10) (Ѻ), Chicago: IoHT Publications.
(c) Thims Libb. (2004). “Which Phallus is the Best to Marry?” (N=51) (Ѻ), Chicago: IoHT Publications.
(d) Thims, Libb. (2007). Human Chemistry (Volume One) (phallus length, pg. 157). Morrisville, NC: LuLu.

External links
Human Mating Strategies and Sexual Preferences – EvoWiki.org

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