Dec 8, 2023

Understanding Status in Mating and Dating: Evolutionary Psychology Insights

Posted by in category: futurism

While evolutionary psychology can be incredibly useful in explaining much of modern mating and dating preferences, it fails, in my opinion, to adequately appreciate the influence of status on intersexual dynamics. The standards of attractiveness fluctuate (somewhat) from generation to generation and from culture to culture; however, what remains constant is the collective selection of some subset of partner traits considered to be “desirable.” Attracting a partner with more of these traits — irrespective of how arbitrary or superficial those traits might be — generally redounds to increased survival and prosperity.

Leave a reply