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Netflix and chill? What sex differences can tell us about mate preferences in (hypothetical) booty-call relationships


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March, E, Van Doorn, G and Grieve, R ORCID: 0000-0002-5211-4179 2018 , 'Netflix and chill? What sex differences can tell us about mate preferences in (hypothetical) booty-call relationships' , Evolutionary psychology, vol. 16, no. 4 , pp. 1-10 , doi: 10.1177/1474704918812138.

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The booty-call relationship is defined by both sexual characteristics and emotional involvement. In the current study, men’s and women’s preferences for a booty-call mate were explored. Men and women were predicted to exhibit different mate preferences depending on whether they considered a booty-call relationship a short- or long-term relationship. Participants (N = 559, 74% women) completed an anonymous online questionnaire, designing their ideal booty-call mate using the mate dollars paradigm. Both sexes considered the physical attractiveness and kindness of a booty-call mate a necessity, expressing both short- and longterm mate preferences. The current study highlights the need to explore mate preferences outside the dichotomy of short- and long-term relationships, providing evidence of a compromise relationship.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:March, E and Van Doorn, G and Grieve, R
Keywords: mate preferences, booty calls, short-term relationship, long-term relationship, mating, mate budget
Journal or Publication Title: Evolutionary psychology
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.
ISSN: 1474-7049
DOI / ID Number: 10.1177/1474704918812138
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Copyright The Author(s) 2018. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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