What are the romantic preferences for short term and long term relationships?

From: Journal of Sex Research

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Participants/situation

  • 368 undergraduates aged 18 - 29

Study

  • Responses for an ideal romantic mate in a short-term and long-term relationship were obtained via a questionnaire.

Results

  • Women; the following were considered more important in short-term dating; pretty face, health, intelligence and good humour.
  • Women preferred health, intelligence, good humour and sincerity in long term relationships
  • Men; the following were considered more important in short-term dating; pretty face, beautiful body and health.
  • Men preferred a pretty face, beautiful body, health, intelligence and sincerity in long term relationships.
  • No difference was found in terms of sociability.
  • Although resource related traits were not considered as important, this may be due to the sample used – university undergraduates who rely upon their parents for financial support. However, intelligence was highly related which may be linked to financial security

Answer

  • As per the results above

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