Paper: What do women's advertised mate preferences revea l? An analysis of video dating profiles
What do womens advertised mate preferences reveal? An analysis of video dating profilesEvolutionary Psychology 11(2): 383-391
This study examined womens video dating profiles to determine what their advertised mate preferences revealed about their mate value and relationship interests. Women created a one-minute long video dating profile for a hypothetical dating website. The videos were content analyzed into four categories of stated mate preferences: 1) good genes indicators 2) good resource investment potential indicators 3) good parenting indicators and 4) good partner indicators. Long-term mating interest was positively correlated with describing good partner indicators and self-perceived mate value was positively correlated with describing good genes indicators. Short-term mating interest was negatively correlated with describing any mate preferences while attractiveness was positively correlated with doing so. Results suggest that womens advertised mate preferences provide clues to their underlying relationship interests and mate value.
Source: EP Journal [Open access]
Robert Karl Stonjek