Women Seek Less-Dominant Dates in Recession

Women Seek Less-Dominant Dates in Recession

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When thinking about the economic recession, women exhibit less interest in alpha males in favor of guys who call themselves “natural followers,” a new study suggests.

The results are surprising because they fly in the face of what evolutionary psychologists expect from women’s mate choices. According to evolutionary theory, women will seek men who provide resources and protection. The new study found that women do still prefer high earners for long-term partnerships and marriage, but that for the short term they seem less concerned about snagging a macho man during a recession.

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