Patterns of Preference

Based on the information in your text concerning the Evolutionary-Psychology Approach for Gender Differences in Patterns of Preference, complete the following. Note: This is not in any way information or commentary of a negative type toward the LGBTQI communities. This is one appraoch in explaining heterosexual attraction and preferences.

1) Briefly summarize the predictions the Evolutionary Psychology Approach would make for male preferences in female partners and female preferences in male partners.   

2) Visit an online dating site, collect and copy/paste one male seeking female ad and one female seeking male ad.

3) Do the ads confirm what the Evolutionary Psychology Approach would predict about what males prefer in females and what females prefer in males? Explain.

4) Which approach from the text do you believe best explains gender differences in patterns of preferences?


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