Research on Gender Differences in Mate Selection Featured in the New York Times

Scientists have long observed that women tend to be pickier than men when choosing a mate. The usual explanation is evolutionary: because women have a bigger investment in reproduction — they are the ones who have to endure pregnancy, childbirth and breast-feeding — they need to hedge their bets against selecting a dud to be the father.

Now, two scientists at Northwestern University have published an experiment that challenges the evolutionary hypothesis.

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