Sex differences in mate choice criteria are reflected in folktales from around the world and in historical european literature

Evolution and Human Behavior Vol/Iss. 25 Published In Pages: 102-112
By Gottschall, Jonathan, Martin, Johanna, Quish, Hadley, Rea, Jon


Both male and female characters will prioritize kindess as a criterion for mate preference (108).


However, in 6 out of the 10 comparisons female characters emphasized kindness significantly more than males.


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