That is, looks really matter to men relative to income.
For women though, if the man in the bottom ten percent in terms of looks earns more than 8,500, they will prefer him over the more attractive guy earning ,000.
While some dudes might not even include height when considering the qualities they desire in a woman, others put a great deal of emphasis on how their potential partners measure up (pun intended).
If a guy is short and insecure, he may compensate for his height by seeking out a shorter woman.
Really what we want to do is observe people’s choices directly which is why dating websites are so useful to us. What if I have a hypothesis that when choosing a mate, men care more about their potential partner’s appearance than her income and women care more about her potential partner’s income than his appearance. A woman/man can choose between communicating with two people.
He might help a woman find her car in a crowded parking lot.
This says that despite the impression that on the marriage market women really care about income, the evidence suggest that they also care about looks. I know what you are thinking: that there is more to finding a partner than looks and income.
True, true, but dating websites don’t let you filter your searches by the way he tilts his head when he laughs or her affection for slap-stick humor.
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