Mating strategies: Exploring sex differences and similarities in the greek cultural context

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Abstract

People employ at least three strategies when they engage in mating: They look for a long-term partner (long-term mating strategy), short-term partners (short-term mating strategy), or a longterm partner along with casual extra-pair ones (mixed mating strategy). The current research examines the degree to which the two sexes diverge in the adoption of these strategies. In an online sample of 2,307 Greek-speaking participants, it was found that men were more likely than women to prefer a short-term strategy or a mixed strategy rather than a long-term strategy. However, the two sexes were similar in that large majorities of both preferred a longterm strategy. It was also found that a short-term strategy was preferred more frequently by younger than by older participants, and a mixed strategy was reported more frequently by married participants than by those who were in a relationship or who were single.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-429
Number of pages13
JournalMankind Quarterly
Volume61
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

Keywords

  • Long-term mating strategy
  • Mating strategies
  • Mixed mating strategy
  • Sex differences
  • Short-term mating strategy

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