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ScienceRed Pill Science: UCLA researchers compile evidence women's dualistic mating strategy (self.TheRedPill)

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tl;dr: alpha fucks beta bux is only the nickname for a scientifically proven phenomenon, women's dualistic mating strategy. This thread highlights the conclusion of a UCLA meta review on the topic.

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If you've hung around TRP for a while, you've probably already seen this study. For those who don't have, here it is in all its glory:

Women's Sexual Strategies: The Evolution of Long-Term Bonds and Extrapair Sex

Notice the URL: this is from UCLA's own site. If you, God forbid, end up debating this shit with feminists, ask them if UCLA is a misogynist organization and then dump this on their heads.

Who are the authors?

Elizabeth Pillsworth is an Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at UCLA.

Martie G. Haselton is a Professor at the UCLA Department of Psychology.

They are both white female academics working in a liberal university of a liberal American state. Fewer people could be less suspect of being biased against women or holding misogynistic views. Let's see what they conclude.

I'll break down their conclusions and attach the relevant TRP lingo where appropriate:

  • Across all cultures, women deploy a dualistic sexual strategy: Coupling (beta bux) and Dual Mating (alpha fucks)

  • Coupling (beta bux), meaning the formation of a long-term 'monogamous' relationship with a provider, is necessitated by human infants requiring long years of high resource expenditure before they are independent.

  • Evidence indicates that for the purpose of Coupling (beta bux), women seek out men that display characteristics like ability to provide (bux), kindness and reliability. When selection is constrained, women will prioritize the ability to provide (bux).

  • Women will display Commitment Skepticism (shit testing and comfort testing) with their Coupling partner (beta bux), requesting a variety of displays on his part (failed shit tests) to gaurantee he'll be willing to commit once they have coupled (and she's likely pregnant). This is because a wrong investment on the woman's part would prove disastrous for her, leaving her without her Coupling mate's resources (beta bux).

  • Dual Mating (alpha fucks) is a strategy in which women seek to reproduce with men offering better genes (alpha) than their Coupling partner (beta), while retaining the commitment (bux) of the Coupling partner

  • Women are specifically drawn to Dual Matin during the fertile phase of the ovulatory cycle, and women in long-term relationships display a larger attraction to Dual Mating than otherwise

  • For dual mating, women prefer men with the following (alpha) characteristics: body and facil symmetry, facial masculinity (large jaw, prominent brow), dominance, deeper voice, physical size (in relation to their partner)

  • Evidence of Dual Mating is the adaptation to sperm competition (the relatively large-sized testes in men follow the pattern in other primates of larger testes = more sperm competition), the commonality of extrapair mating (cheating, with around 20% of women admitting to at least one lifetime instance), and the development of jealousy (which is not ubiquitous among primates) in males, including to the point of violence

Conclusions:

  • alpha fucks, beta bucks is evolutionarily ingrained in human females and guarantees their best reproductive success

  • the scientific evidence for it is multi-dimensional and overwhelming

  • alpha and beta characteristics are hardwired, not cultural; cultural and social context can add something on top but can never replace or overcome instinctual behaviour

  • LIFT, become assertive and learn to speak with a proper voice


[–]The_Red_Paw 107 points108 points  (24 children)

Funny thing is this is hardly news. I'm 48 now, and my journey to the Redpill started a loooong time ago. It must be twenty years ago I saw a program that studied women in bars and concluded the ones shaking their asses the hardest and showing the most skin were married women, ovulating. Their conclusion then was identical. Alpha fucks, beta bucks.

At the time I was in deep, bitter bluepill territory (after a vicious, textbook case of AWALT divorce rape to a woman I never even married), and the show blew my little mind. It was the beginning of my journey to the Redpill, before the internet was even a big thing.

[–][deleted] 15 points16 points  (21 children)

I am genuinely curious about how your experienced divorce rape from a woman you weren't married to. Was this a legally enforced thing, or more social situation?

[–]The_Red_Paw 107 points108 points  (20 children)

In some states, (like Washington, where I live) if you live with a woman, fuck her and mix your money (say by opening a business or buying a house), the state considers it a 'meretricious marriage'.

If you break up the courts don't want to hear your problems. It's a binary decision. Married or not. Saying 'I do' isn't what counts.

I was living with her, I was fucking her, and I bought the house we were renting. Literally THE NEXT DAY she broke up with me and demanded well over 1/2 my money.

Many, many other sordid and eye-popping fuckovers later she got it.

Fighting it was the dumbest mistake of all, the entire family law system is stacked so hard that it's like trying to reason on r feminism. You will be penalized HARD for the facts.

I could write a book about it, but people wouldn't believe it and they'ed sell it as fiction/horror.

EDIT: And frankly I'm embarrassed I was ever that stupid.

[–]Zachar1a 31 points32 points  (0 children)

I don't see why you should blame yourself. No man could have reasonably expected to have that happen to them.

[–][deleted] 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Whew, that fills my rage quota for the day. That's the kinda stuff that would have me on a rampage shooting spree if it happened to me.

[–]The_Red_Paw 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Heh. If I told you the rest of the story, you'd use C-4 and ricin.

(now I'm gunna be on a list at the NSA for using both those words in a sentence)

[–]Duliticolaparadoxa 15 points16 points  (3 children)

You weren't stupid. You were approaching an illogical situation with logic, which put you at a disadvantage. You have to learn the rules of the game to play effectively, and you went into the game assuming it was based on the rules of reality,so you never had a chance.

Don't be mad, you lost a round in the game and it hurt and it set you back but you learned from it and now you are a stronger player for it. Anything you walk away from that affords you a lesson is a gift.

[–]The_Red_Paw 13 points14 points  (1 child)

It's the gift that keeps on giving. I had to refinance the house I just bought to pay her off, meaning I've been making extra payments for 20 years.

[–]LyricBaritone 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Damn, that's savage. I never would've thought something like that could happen.

[–]anonymoustrper 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I could write a book about it, but people wouldn't believe it and they'ed sell it as fiction/horror.

Probably you should try selling it. At the least, you'll get over it at best, you'll make more than the money you lost.

[–]bur_ner_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Oh my!! It would sell as horror because that is exactly what it is.

[–]All_In123 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Wait so how did you mix money? I thought you bought the house.

[–]10xdada 31 points32 points  (0 children)

One of these evo-psych summaries, if not this one, should be on the sidebar.

[–]CRITICAL9 64 points65 points  (2 children)

This should be included in the sidebar, scientific evidence like this will be very helpful to newcomer s who are still on the fence.

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[–]Steve_Wiener 33 points34 points  (41 children)

I'm gonna need you to explain that comment.

[–]xiaojimi 15 points16 points  (2 children)

There's a seminal documentary, Century of the Self, explaining in detail the work of Bernays and how he moulded mass media to become subtle, manipulating and very political.

[–]baraka29 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The Century of the Self

https://vimeo.com/10245146

It's in 3 parts, they are all on Vimeo. All of Adam Curtis' documentaries (The Power of Nightmares, The Trap, All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Graces) are must watch

[–]WakandaDrama 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That documentary gave me nightmares. About as bad as researching the JFK assassination. Knowing events are fabricated for money and power of a rich oligarchy was overwhelming, every conspiracy theory I joked about was damn true, if not worse!

[–]2IVIaskerade 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Bernays pretty much invented the field of Public Relations in its current form.

All of the things listed are regarded as great successes of PR.

[–][deleted] 23 points24 points  (33 children)

Jews are behind most of this shit. I know how that sounds, and I know you think I'm automatically a nazi for thinking this, but it's true. Seriously, look into it for yourself. I used to be in denial about it, then I actually did some research and found that pretty much everyone in Psychology, critical theory, feminism and marxism is jewish. It's just an undeniable fact at this point.

[–]Senior Contributor: "The Court Jester"GayLubeOil 25 points26 points  (8 children)

Plot Twist: 1/3 to 1/5 of TRP Senior Endorsed are Jews.

[–]Endorsed Contributordown_with_whomever 27 points28 points  (3 children)

TRP is a plot by Jews to undermine the very backbone of Western civilization... feminism.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Shalom, and when i get Sr. EC, the ratio rises.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Not saying that all jews are bad or anti-men or anything like that. I'm just pointing that the jewish intellectual scene has created a disproportionate amount of the Anti-male, anti-tradition and anti-capitalist movements, particularly after ww2.

[–]Senior Contributor: "The Court Jester"GayLubeOil 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If you were part of a culture that prized intellectualism in a sea of people obsessed with bread and circus eventually you would be tempted to start taking advantage.

Who do you think is going to grow up to be more intelligent, A kid who spends time with his fat father watching football or a kid that has to learn a right to left language with no vowels?

[–]chaseemall 22 points23 points  (11 children)

Well, Jews are disproportionately represented in academia in general. It takes a certain mix of intelligence, arrogance and obliviousness to propagate much of this stuff so I wouldn't be surprised that the group comprising 0.2% of the world population but 20% of all Nobel Prize Winners would be involved in this.

[–]nutty_bi 2 points3 points  (9 children)

They've also stuffed the Nobel prize committee and as such hook up their fellow Jews.

[–]chaseemall 23 points24 points  (8 children)

Because Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman and co. didn't deserve their Nobels. /s

[–][deleted]  (3 children)

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    [–]my_sfw_alias 8 points9 points  (1 child)

    Plus baldness, tay-sachs and a hooked ass beak.

    [–]nutty_bi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    As well as Crohn's disease, shortness, and mental illness.

    [–]nutty_bi 0 points1 point  (3 children)

    Yeah, pick the two smartest Jews to represent all of Nobel prize winners. Good argument trick.

    [–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (3 children)

    I highly recommend The Culture of Critique if you want to go down the rabbit hole. The Js impact on modern moral and social decay is staggering. It's easy for someone to throw an ad hominem at you, but it's your duty as a man to think critically.

    [–]redestofthereds 13 points14 points  (2 children)

    I started it this week and I'm still not done with the 20 something page preface.

    This excerpt of an Amazon review sums it up:

    Don't expect an easy read, sentences such as "Evolutionary conceptualizations of ethnocentrism emphasize the utility of ethnocentrism in group competition" (p.xxiv) or how about "The dynamic contextualist perspective conceptualizes development as a dialectical interaction between organism and environment"(p.40)!!!!!!!!That kind of writing had me reaching for the whiskey to numb the pain.

    Imagine speaking this way to somebody. I would've been like "uh- huh, uh-huh. Evolutionary conceptualization, yeah sure. Gotcha!".

    No wonder this book is unknown.

    [–]EdgarAIIanPwn 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    And it in no way needs to be that convoluted, all that to say it's a combination of nature AND nurture. I hate when self-importance gets slipped into writings.

    [–]redestofthereds 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    And Hollywood. Don't forget Hollywood. They're super over represented in the media. I mean look at Game of Thrones:Both of the of the producers are Jewish and even the book that inspired George RR Martin was written by a French Jew.

    Or JJ Abrams. He once said that he wanted people of different backgrounds just for the sake of having a mix of people.

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        [–][deleted] 23 points24 points  (5 children)

        I watched that documentary. It was one of the most life changing things I have ever seen. It completely changed my views on religion, government, and humans as a whole. Humans are not as complex as we believe we are.

        [–]Agu001 2 points3 points  (3 children)

        Which documentary please?

        Poster you responded to has deleted his comment.

        [–]baraka29 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        The Century of the Self

        https://vimeo.com/10245146

        It's in 3 parts, they are all on Vimeo. All of Adam Curtis' documentaries (The Power of Nightmares, The Trap, All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Graces) are must watch

        [–]aroploen91 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Blowing stoopidhigh's mind must be a daunting task

        [–]1KyfhoMyoba 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Bernays' book is probably on google. Chomsky's Manufacturing Consent is pretty good, but IIRC mostly deals with beating the war drums.

        [–]TRPMaidenSlayer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Getting offtopic, but if anyone is interested in PR, check out the book Trust Me, I'm Lying. Not going to say there's any RP examples in there or whatever. It's just a current state of things, and will help explain how so many people get shit information online from supposedly "reputable" sources - especially feminists.

        [–]Kathulos 4 points5 points  (2 children)

        Research Edward Barnays who is regarded by many as the father of public relations.

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          [–]Kathulos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Haven't read any of them. Just knew that was the starting point for the answer to your above question.

          [–]freefm 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          But how exactly did Bernays use this particular female dual mating/coupling strategy to sell stuff?

          [–]freefm 2 points3 points  (2 children)

          This is a super interesting idea, but can you expand on it, or link to more information please!?

          [–]Five_Decades 81 points82 points  (7 children)

          I made a post on TRP and it got deleted, but it was about shit testing in frogs. The female frog would 'accidentally' nudge the male frog. If the male frog held his ground, the female frog would stick with him. If the male frog got scared or ran off the female abandoned the male because a male frog like that couldn't guard her or her offspring.

          So shit testing transcends humans, other species do it too. Women are trying to test if the man they are with is reliable, strong and stable.

          [–]Kathulos 9 points10 points  (0 children)

          Sounds like an interesting read. Perhaps it was the auto mod that deleted your post. Accumulate some upvotes and try again. I would be interested in reading it. Here is an upvote to help you with the cause.

          [–]1RPAlternate42 13 points14 points  (3 children)

          Remember, she isn't just looking for you to pass shit tests, she's looking for you to fail them too.

          If she sees you as an Alpha, at first site, and shit tests you, and you pass, then you have convinced her that you are truly that alpha she saw. If you fail that test, and other tests, she will see you as a Beta who presents as an Alpha; for her this is ideal because she may get the genetic winnings of an Alpha and the provisioning of a Beta.

          If you are presenting to her as a Beta at first site she will still shit test you if she hasn't already written you off as a "creep." If you pass, she may be more inclined to believe you are actually not a beta. If you pass her plethora of tests, whatever they are, she may see you as an alpha, though you may not physically present as an alpha, superficially.

          Passing tests up front is key because if she gets used to you being a beta and suddenly start acting like an alpha, (like when RP is discovered or a DB marriage becomes intolerable) she will rebel but stay because her dualistic strategy tells her that she may have the alpha she desires who has proven his provisioning capability, already.

          She doesn't always test you for strength... she also tests you for weakness because, either way, she wins.

          [–]netherlanddwarf 8 points9 points  (1 child)

          The test is, "are you good enough for my eggs".

          [–]1RPAlternate42 6 points7 points  (0 children)

          The test is simultaneously: Are you good enough for my eggs AND/OR are you good enough for my babies.

          [–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

          My GMAT prep book had a reading section on female birds that would shack up with males outside their species and produce hybrids to gain access to resources. They would often also cuck the beta bird.

          [–]Senior Endorsed ContributorCopperFox3c 35 points36 points  (0 children)

          Those two have published a slew of related scientific articles on the subject of women's mating strategy, many of them highly cited (hundreds of citations), and many of them supporting TRP theory.

          Google Scholar link

          [–]Endorsed ContributorAFPJ 14 points15 points  (3 children)

          Tbh the hidden conclusion from this post that people need to understand(not "know", this is important) is:

          A woman's interest in you (and therefore loyalty to you and willingness to be with you) will fluctuate daily & it doesn't take into account your personal history together - only what's in it for her now, in both relative and absolute terms.

          You want to "understand" women? Whenever you're with one, just pretend you've only known each other for a week, and reset this counter every day, for the rest of your life and all their actions suddenly make sense.

          [–]Vuking 2 points3 points  (1 child)

          Very interesting...

          Would you mind eloborating and even giving real-world practical examples/situation?

          [–][deleted] 25 points26 points  (92 children)

          I'm curious on what's the other side of the coin, what male's mating strategy looks like. Because from what i've read men are supposed to want to fuck as many women as they can, but at the same time there are the ones settling for relationships.

          [–][deleted] 23 points24 points  (4 children)

          The reason guys settle for relationships is because otherwise they wouldn't get any sex at all. In a free sexual market (before civilization), only 1 in 17 males got to have sex.

          When the population exploded due to agriculture, this became unfeasible because you need 100% of men working to make agriculture work, and a man who doesn't get any sex doesn't feel like sacrificing his life for the good of civilization. So around the time agriculture booms, so does institutionalized religion as a method of keeping men from lazing around and women from concentrating on only the top 5% of alphas.

          In this new world, women are guaranteed resources and men are guaranteed sex. This worked for thousands of years until feminism came around. This led to the belief that sex shouldn't be law enforced but resources should be, even after divorce. Men of course opt out of this marital slavery contract as evidenced by 70% of males aged 20-34 not marrying.

          What is essentially happening is a reversal to pre-civilization gender dynamics, except that men who let themselves get shamed into getting married ("a real man gets marries and has kids", "you should grow up", "buy a house instead of renting that bachelor pad") live in perpetual slavery. Think about it, they literally have to work at gunpoint. Miss a payment and gang of heavily armed government agents will kick down your door and lock you up in gail. Where have all the good men gone?

          Maybe the pendulum will swing back. Maybe women themselves will come to see that monogamy may be a social construct but at least it had a function. But don't hope on it because it might now happen soon. In the meantime just keep working on becoming Chad and becoming part of the class of males that gets access to sex. Think about that when you need to hit that last rep: sex or slavery

          [–]reigorius 6 points7 points  (1 child)

          For one male, seventeen females reproduced. Stating 1:17 had sex is catchy, but nog what the article writes about. The hypothesis in your linked article (thnx) suggests something cultural like power-wealth combo that made males take it all. But nothing conclusive. Current number is 1:4 to 5.

          Anyways, lift. As usual.

          [–]Money_Bags97 4 points5 points  (1 child)

          That CNSNews article was good but...

          “perpetual adolescence” "Far too many young men have failed to make a normal progression into adult roles of responsibility and self-sufficiency, roles generally associated with marriage and fatherhood,”

          Could you be anymore insulting to half the population?

          “And that means the girls have to live by the guys’ demands. And that means less romance.

          No, that means less free drinks, dinners, movies, and shopping sprees sweetheart

          One of the comments from the article...

          30 year old single man chiming in and loving it. No bitterness here. Just pure escasty as I clear 130k per year. Go on trips to Asia at least twice per year for a full on f-fest of young, beautiful, feminine women. Drive a brand new BMW, live in a beach community and eat steak every other day. No way in heck would I ever put that up to chance on a modern, selfish, brat American woman.

          [–][deleted] 28 points29 points  (25 children)

          men's strategy is to fuck as many girls as possible. there are reasons that guys don't, but i would say it's probably most likely that they don't because of social incentives (peer pressure, consequences of divorce) and effort (don't know how to, don't want to put in the energy). getting laid is just a matter of showing up for girls, guys have to put in work.

          [–]Endorsed ContributorRed_August 6 points7 points  (16 children)

          Many of the 'social incentives' are often very much the fabrication of women who rule the social game with their power of shaming. Many men abandon their very own primal directive to participate in an LTR -- in direct conflict with their own strategy -- because they are lulled into it by the siren songs and the promises of the female. It should be remarked however that men will fall on a spectrum here with some easily taken in and others steadfastly refusing (alpha).

          Women need men to survive and will go to great lengths to work whatever system is at hand to achieve this. If we weren't the same specie, it would be labelled a parasitic relationship. Sometimes the parasite needs to provide some benefit in return.

          It never ceases to amaze me how quick men are to abandon their pursuit of chasing and mating with many women by accepting monogamy for nearly nothing in return. That's the power of women.

          [–]reigorius 4 points5 points  (4 children)

          The promise of companionship, the availability of sex on a regular base without much effort, the shared experiences, are all concepts guys float on when entering a long term relationship.

          Except, we keep forgetting that companionship should be sought-after among our male friends, which covers the shared experiences and the regular sex can be had with plates.

          Although it does take more effort initially. But the hunt in itself fuels our masculinity.

          [–]Endorsed ContributorRed_August 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          Precisely, and shared memories with male friends will likely be shared again for life. Every LTR is like pressing the reset button.

          Men now need to reinvent a social structure post marriage 2.0.

          [–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (6 children)

          What about men who can get to fuck a lot of women but given the option they'd rather have a solid LTR? Isn't that against their instincts? Even though it's kind of an instinct itself.

          [–][deleted] 26 points27 points  (1 child)

          people aren't 'rational actors' meaning that people don't strictly do things that are in their "best" interest. it's what makes predictive models of human behavior (e.g. economics) so difficult and flawed. you can always say "this person should do this thing in this scenario to get the greatest benefit" but that doesn't mean they will.

          his reason for being strictly monogamous doesn't make sense as a sexual strategy for procreation, but he still is. that doesn't mean the instinct for multiple partners isn't there, it is, but he isn't acting on it. it's impossible to conceive every reason he made this decision and even if we asked him and he gave us a legit sounding reason he might not even know.

          we know AWALT AF/BB and yet NAWALT because while the instinct IS AWALT, the result can be NAWALT. we can turn it around and say AMALT, every guy DOES have the instinct to fuck as many 10's as is humanly possible, and yet NAMALT in actions.

          i'm not a slave to instinct, neither are you, nor she, nor he.

          imagine you know two girl who are equivalent in all ways except two: physical beauty and their interest in you over time. girl A is a 10, but only interested in you after you achieve success. girl B is a 7, but interested in you regardless of success. assuming 0 success at the beginning of your timeline, and then 100 at the end, should girl A approach you once you get to a success level of 90, you might tell her to fuck off and stick with girl B because you resent her. that's not the best sexual strategy, but you still did it. an ape wouldn't.

          this is why it's so important to be observant with any potential LTRs and really take your time and screen like a motherfucker. AWALT, but are her actions NAWALT?

          [–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

          I think you vastly underestimate the number of married dudes who have side pieces. Indeed the quality male without a side piece seems to be the minority throughout history. Its the truly mediocre males who have to spend their whole time/energy/resources retaining one female (who is probably some other males sidepiece) that are actualy monogamous.

          [–]alphbux 5 points6 points  (0 children)

          Isn't that against their instincts?

          In evolution men have two strategies to ensure their genes get out there. One is the shotgun approach where they hit anything that moves. Most men will fuck sluts, but their instincts tell them never to LTR them. This strategy can mean they will scatter offspring around the place.

          However a good quality female mate will produce that mans best genetic offspring, so in that instance it might be worth his time to put in some parental investment to ensure the best of his best will have the best chance possible.

          So it's a mix of two strategies for a male.

          [–]michael_wilkins 0 points1 point  (1 child)

          Probably because we still have maternal instincts to look after our offspring. Dudes can still get baby crazy, and (I'm assuming these Men are settling into a LTR AFTER fucking a bunch of Women) it just gets easier to settle into a relationship afterwards and have a family.

          [–]KinTraumaJide 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Speak for yourself, I make them work their asses off for it.

          [–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (3 children)

          There seems to be a sort of r mating strategy time period to males and a K mating strategy time period to men.

          Most guys when they are young they have high T levels and want to smash anything 5+. This is the time men are most likely to accrue bastards. The equivalent to this would be young/juvenile members of a tribe being warriors, running around raping and pillaging neighboring tribes etc.

          As they get older, T levels drop, and they decide to pursue a K mating strategy with one or two females. This would be the equivalent of being a hunter gatherer or farmer later in history. Maybe they pursue r type on the side, but K type dominates their day to day.

          If you smash random girls all the time there is no point in investing in their offspring because the chances it is yours is probably fairly poor. In return they are unlikely to invest anything in you when you are old and feeble.

          If you smash the same girl/girls daily any offspring she has are likely yours and worthy of time/investment so they can provide for you in later life.

          [–]singeblanc 0 points1 point  (1 child)

          OK, so T is testosterone, but WTF is r and K?

          [–]The_Red_Paw 7 points8 points  (50 children)

          The ones that settle for relationships are the betas who cannot mash who they want.

          The Alphas banging these wives may be married too, but they are not settled down.

          [–]FreeRadical5 16 points17 points  (20 children)

          I recently got in a relationship with a girl who was fucking me for months exclusively while she knew I was fucking other girls. At any time I had at least 3 plates for over a year. Yet it started to feel very meaningless to fuck other girls because I just had a better time hanging out with that one girl. Every single time.

          The breaking point came when I scored a new 8.5/10 plate and fucked her on the very first time I met her. With my dick inside her, all I felt inside was general apathy.

          So I LTRed my favorite plate and so far have been nothing but happy. Part of the decision to go exclusive definitely was to secure the commitment of this girl, but a bigger part was just a vacation from the boring chore that constantly hunting for new plates became and the little pleasure it provided. I might get to a point where I miss it, I might negotiate non-exclusivity again.

          [–]reigorius 6 points7 points  (0 children)

          I thought I was the only one. The feeling of apathy when you spear another pussy. I view dating more or less as work. Going on countless dates to hone my skills. And be ready in the rare event I catch a goody.

          Good luck with the LTR

          [–]Natural_RP 7 points8 points  (18 children)

          Are you new here? Is your plan to marry up and get divorce raped? I can't possibly see what you stand to gain from exclusivity.

          You should always demand monogamy from your plates but not for yourself. If you have high enough SMV your plates will accept this.

          Regardless why would you even enter into an exclusive agreement? What if you suddenly have the chance to easily bang a 10 that you really just want to bang, even if it's just once? It makes virtually zero sense. I mean if it's making your happy just to bang one girl that do that, but don't promise her you'll never fuck anyone else.

          [–]FreeRadical5 14 points15 points  (17 children)

          I've been a regular here over 2 years, this is a throwaway account.

          No of course I won't marry her, that is out of the question. I honestly didn't see myself getting in a relationship for a good 2 years while I was regularly spinning plates. And yes most of my plates did agree to being exclusive and ok with me seeing other girls including this one.

          I surprised both myself and this girl when I wanted to start a exclusive relationship with her. Scoring new girls and fucking them till they eventually moved on in a few months just wasn't doing it for me anymore. As much fun as it is, I started craving something deeper. I felt the time spent with most plates was very scripted, shallow, lacking in sentiment and just wasted. While it is nice to be praised for being the hot guy she just wants to use as a dildo... there are 0 real feelings involved by either party. I started to crave someone caring about me more deeply.

          It got to a point that a simple walk down the street with her started to feel more fun than taking the anal cherry of a new plate. To top it off, I could tell she was really holding back on becoming completely vulnerable due the inherent instability of our arrangement. I also felt I could enjoy her a lot more if I'd just be willing to give her a real chance.

          So I decided to take a risk and give it a go, against all rational thought. I haven't felt this much peace in a long time. It feels absolutely incredible and liberating. I know she's still a girl that is capable of cheating and all manners of degenerate behavior in the right circumstance. But aren't we all? I took a risk and I'm enjoying the rewards. So far I love being in love... didn't think I'd feel that again. (Don't worry...Haven't told her that yet)

          I should note however that this isn't just any girl. I've been with ~30 girls and not one of them was ANYTHING like her. She's so generous that I have to constantly stop her from over spending on me. She is confident and competent in life yet so submissive that I can slap her across the face and she will not challenge me (not that I do). So caring that she'd rather take the hit herself than let it harm me. I have never seen anything like it, but then again I am wearing rose colored glasses right now.

          [–]Natural_RP 15 points16 points  (9 children)

          You have oneitis my friend. As I stated above, I don't agree with it but it's your life obviously you should do what makes you happy.

          However that said remember the RP rules: Never marry, Never cohabitate, never have children an never put yourself at risk. If you can force yourself to follow those rules, have at it.

          [–]FreeRadical5 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          Agreed. Just shared my story to say that sometimes a relationship is a conscious choice despite having all the knowledge and options. I can force myself to keep her as a plate and continue my previous lifestyle but honestly I am just enjoying life much more now. Of course this too may be a phase.

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            [–]FreeRadical5 7 points8 points  (5 children)

            It probably is, but what is the harm in that? I am under no illusion that she is different from other girls. I know this sweet little angle of mine will become a cold apathetic cunt if a much higher SMV guy starts to look like a real option over me. However if indulging in this infatuation for now is bringing me happiness, why not? I know this might get my heart broken eventually but it seems a price worth paying to experience this.

            I have accepted her nature and love as being conditional on my SMV and tingle producing ability. It isn't much different than my love for her being dependent on her SMV. It sounds horrible but if she puts on 50lb, it wouldn't be long till I am feeling trapped rather than lucky.

            [–]kinklianekoff 2 points3 points  (1 child)

            great perspectives man. Something that complements this way of thinking; it may feel like you're taking a risk here, but honestly, as long as your resources stay yours, all you are really risking is getting your feelings hurt down the line. Boo friggin hoo.

            [–]WakandaDrama 7 points8 points  (0 children)

            Chasing pussy can get tiresome. The OG Ben Franklin said "Women and wine make the wealth small and the want great." Putting your dick in a hot chick and feeling apathy is a horrid feeling. All that work for another hole, another star fish, another "what have you done for me lately" type.

            Chicks who dig you and actually invested just get wetter. Being around a chick who wont shit test you can be a relief.

            That being said, I trust no one, not even my own mother. Watch that chick, and choke her during sex every now and then

            [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (4 children)

            if 20% of the men are having 80% of the sex, then your genes want to know if you are part of the 20% or part of the 80%. If you are part of the 20%, then your genes tell you to be a total sexual predator and maximize on your quantity of sex as much as possible. I think this is determined by how many sexual partners you get between 12 years old and 18 years old. On the other hand, if you are a virgin at age 18, your genes go "I must be part of the 80%", so your genes make you into a nice guy who wants monogamy, because if you can get a girl, you better keep her.

            [–]bigrock45 8 points9 points  (1 child)

            I think the problem is repressed sexuality and self actualization. If like myself you grew up with a mom who was narcisstic and told you men were bad. You grew up being ashamed of wanting to hit on girls and thought it made you worse than you already were, as well as dissapointing people. Thats what makes people beta, not genes

            [–]alphbux 1 point2 points  (1 child)

            I've read similar about this elsewhere in evo psych. That males that are lower value are more susceptible to committing rape in order to pass their genes on.

            [–]Stalgrim 24 points25 points  (0 children)

            While that system is fairly obvious. I mean it developed over a series of millennia I think we can all see it for what it is. What I'm interested in is the modern system that's developed in the last few decades that allows for funneling of beta dollars into a divorced woman's bank account while her former partner works his ass off to just continue living and out of jail. Meanwhile this divorcee woman can go off with whichever partner she prefers, with her former partners resources.

            [–]1nzgs 11 points12 points  (3 children)

            This ties into research that shows how a woman's partner criteria changes during the month according to her cycle - when ovulating she favours AF traits and when not ovulating she favours BB traits.

            Guys spend so much time arguing about whether women are attracted to money or muscles or what, when the truth is they want both, at different times and for different reasons. Very very few men can provide both adequately, so women defer to this dualistic mating strategy instead.

            [–]Endorsed ContributorRed_August 4 points5 points  (0 children)

            I would nuance that a little bit. Women have always and always will be looking for the top shelf sperm. She's more inclined to mate when she is fertile. She thus is seemingly looking to mate with alphas when she is fertile. The thing is, if she had a choice, she would only mate with alphas, regardless of cycle.

            A women doesn't 'mate' with a beta-provider. What she's really doing is 'trading' and that's the difference. She's trading sex for security and shelter because women cannot live without men. When we lived in bands 200,000 years ago, there were no beta-providers as we know them today. They didn't need to exist because a woman could find all her security needs met by the the whole band (tribe) -- shelter, protection, help with children, etc.

            [–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

            I think the issue with BB is that although it does get you to spend time with a woman, it doesn't get her desire to fuck you. She will fuck you as much as necessary, and she might legitimately enjoy it, but you'll never feel that primal urge of a woman longing for your seed.

            [–]stunningandbrave 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            They want Dr. Sixpack Monstercock.

            [–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (3 children)

            A note for intrinsically beta males: The thing is that beta orbiting works as a sexual strategy, very often. Not speaking for myself, but i've met a lot of beta orbiters that were simply persistent whilst his target woman could never find an alpha to stick around. It's not a very fun life being a woman's second place fall-back guy but if you're a short, stumpy looking man with a 5/10 face and average paycheck you don't have much choice about it really.

            I'm just saying this because a lot of guys simply cannot be alpha - it's impossible. You have to be honest with yourselves and if you're going to be a beta male, then learn to play the game as a beta male. Make sure it is known that you're looking for sex, and then just be persistent. Be that available guy that sticks around until the woman gives up.

            This friend of mine named Andy does this. He's 5'4" and a round stoutly looking guy with a short ugly haircut, and a boring round face with soft features. He's very average and a very 'nice guy'. His gaming tactic is to do what I said above and it works for him. He gets women that are higher SMV than him by going on a lot of "friends only" dates, but with the clear intentions that he's a sexual being that wants to fuck. It takes him probabaly 15x the effort of an alpha male to get his dick wet but eventually it works. He stays right in their minds by texting often and asking these women out constantly. He envelopes them with his presence and just keeps cracking at that eggshell till he strikes gold.

            [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

            This sounds like a sad pitiful life to me. But hey, who am I to judge? He probably gets laid more than me at the moment...

            [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

            He does pretty well considering. The women are always really into him in his relationships as well. He's happy with life.

            [–]foldpak111 11 points12 points  (0 children)

            You just can't make this shit up.

            [–]filthyass 116 points117 points  (28 children)

            I often wonder whether it's even necessary to include the RP terminology when writing stuff like this. This is legitimate science, couldn't you just allow us to draw our own conclusions based on the facts? I mean, I'm a smart guy. I don't need to have my hand held through an article about mating strategy.

            I removed all of the RP terms and re-posted below. Thoughts?

            Women's Sexual Strategies: The Evolution of Long-Term Bonds and Extrapair Sex

            Who are the authors?

            Elizabeth Pillsworth is an Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at UCLA.

            Martie G. Haselton is a Professor at the UCLA Department of Psychology.

            I'll break down their conclusions:

            • Across all cultures, women deploy a dualistic sexual strategy: Coupling and Dual Mating

            • Coupling, meaning the formation of a long-term 'monogamous' relationship with a provider, is necessitated by human infants requiring long years of high resource expenditure before they are independent.

            • Evidence indicates that for the purpose of Coupling, women seek out men that display characteristics like ability to provide, kindness and reliability. When selection is constrained, women will prioritize the ability to provide.

            • Women will display Commitment Skepticism with their Coupling partner, requesting a variety of displays on his part to guarantee he'll be willing to commit once they have coupled (and she's likely pregnant). This is because a wrong investment on the woman's part would prove disastrous for her, leaving her without her Coupling mate's resources.

            • Dual Mating is a strategy in which women seek to reproduce with men offering better genes than their Coupling partner, while retaining the commitment of the Coupling partner

            • Women are specifically drawn to Dual Mating during the fertile phase of the ovulatory cycle, and women in long-term relationships display a larger attraction to Dual Mating than otherwise

            • For dual mating, women prefer men with the following characteristics: body and facial symmetry, facial masculinity (large jaw, prominent brow), dominance, deeper voice, physical size (in relation to their partner)

            • Evidence of Dual Mating is the adaptation to sperm competition (the relatively large-sized testes in men follow the pattern in other primates of larger testes = more sperm competition), the commonality of extrapair mating (cheating, with around 20% of women admitting to at least one lifetime instance), and the development of jealousy (which is not ubiquitous among primates) in males, including to the point of violence

            [–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

            I find that when you make it sound sciencey and put it in terms of animals people will agree with you and say it makes sense. However, as soon as you says its between men and women people act as though the idea is absurd. Usually you'll here something to the effect of "but humans are rational thinkers! We've overcome all that!"

            [–][deleted] 24 points25 points  (1 child)

            I often wonder whether it's even necessary to include the RP terminology when writing stuff like this. This is legitimate science, couldn't you just allow us to draw our own conclusions based on the facts? I mean, I'm a smart guy. I don't need to have my hand held through an article about mating strategy.

            Because if you don't include the TRP connection then all he's doing is copying and pasting. There's something legitimate about a poster adding his own work or interpretation.

            [–]foldpak111 7 points8 points  (0 children)

            I do like both versions, though.

            [–]1thiasus[S] 77 points78 points  (5 children)

            couldn't you just allow us to draw our own conclusions based on the facts?

            First, I'm not allowing you to draw your own conclusions either way. I'm condensing the article based on my own understanding and reading on it, which means what you are reading are my conclusions from their work. If you want to draw your own, you need to read the article, and that goes for anything that is posted here or elsewhere.

            Second, the intended audience includes you, who evidently already understands the lingo, and the many guys who are new to TRP, not really clear on the lingo and most certainly not really convinced that this stuff is even legitimate. Showing explicitly what legitimate science says that exactly mirrors our own modeling is intended for them.

            [–]PoorlyTimedPun 3 points4 points  (0 children)

            I appreciate it. Am new to all this...found myself here after a wierd year in my relationship that I'm sort of stuck in (we have a kid), with a woman that I do love but am struggling to regain the power in my relationship. The things I've learned in TRP have been by far the most helpful, and being new I really appreciate stuff like this making the connections easier to understand and relate to.

            [–]EightyJay 21 points22 points  (1 child)

            Yea, OP puts in the work and some one w no effort provides criticism. I use to put a lot of work into helping less informed folks in other forums (investing, real estate, entrepreneurship). Then you get these lazy responses offer how you could have offered a better post (vs just taking / accepting or appreciating the value of the submission) and I quickly loose interest.

            [–]obama_loves_nsa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

            I appreciate your commentary interspersed in the article you pasted.

            Keep doing that. Intelligent primates can read the original around your comments pretty easily. Not sure why there's a complaint

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              [–]perkam 8 points9 points  (2 children)

              Seconded.

              Though I will be honest in admitting that the language in OP's post troubled me because I would more likely to fall into the beta bux category. Sometimes its difficult to tell when you're being taken advantage of when you assume you're in a decent relationship.

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                [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                The "pure text" would be a good argument when engaged with a NAWALT enthusiast.

                The annotated text is another example to the RP inductee that yes indeed this shit is verifiable reality.

                Both are useful.

                [–]10xdada 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                Totally for TRP language on this. They could have taken their hypothesis' directly from this sub.

                [–]1mr_nate_ 5 points6 points  (2 children)

                It makes it easier to read and more relate-able for us.

                [–]magus678 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                I think in this case the science can stand on its own. Repackaging dilutes the message

                [–]Fuck_shadow_bans 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                That actually made it significantly less clear in a TRP context, which is where we are.

                [–]TheReformist94 1 point2 points  (2 children)

                i honestly dont see why TRP doesnt advocate infidelity in todays climate where monogamy is not enforced. this biology is here, right in TRP's face that a women's sexual strategy is INHERENTLY DISHONEST, and HER CHEATING IS KEY AND CORE TO HER AF:BB STRATEGY. knowingly making a man raise another man's child is on the same moral plane as a man raping a women. you rape a woman's sex, she rape's your time and committment. they are hardwired to do this shit, what do you owe to her going out with her to keep sex on tap and not spin plates in the background? they do it all the time

                [–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                nothing. this is what's weird about everything to me: we are concerned with what is their best strategy for reproduction and ignore our own - spreading our seed.

                [–]Natural_RP 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                women. you rape a woman's sex, she rape's your time and committment. they are hardwired to do this shit, what do you owe to her going out with her to keep sex on tap and not spin plates in the background? they do it all the time

                Who isn't advocating infidelity, or any tip, trick or scam you can use to get laid and further your own agenda? You should use every resource available to you.

                Women these days are worthless and think they deserve everything (perfect alpha) simply because they are pretty skinny. Bullshit.

                TL;DR All in fair in love and war, and make no mistake gentlemen this is a war.

                [–]surgeon_general 5 points6 points  (2 children)

                OP says "cheating, with around 20% of women admitting to at least one lifetime instance." That stat has to be way off, right?

                [–]Kathulos 11 points12 points  (0 children)

                Women never lie when making rape or domestic violence allegations. Why would you think they might lie on a survey? I think you are just threatened by strong independent women. /s

                [–]rztzz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                I believe it's closer to 50% for both genders

                [–]waldo888 4 points5 points  (1 child)

                It is interesting to note that if the woman is single/ has less orbiters more beta qualities should be shown to her. Once she has her beta options, no more betaness required from new mate.
                I also found it interesting that failing shit tests is necessary to maintain commitment. And passing them to maintain attraction. Now how to balance this in your relationships is the hard part.

                [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                I am genuinely curious for an example. This is a very interesting theory on relationship dynamics.

                [–]ajm2247 2 points3 points  (1 child)

                The key is to be the alpha and the beta, pretty simple outlook on life.

                [–]Endorsed Contributorsqerl 2 points3 points  (1 child)

                Conclusions:

                • LIFT, become assertive and learn to speak with a proper voice.

                Or if you're the beta/The Blue Pill, keep orbiting. She'll choose you to raise Chad's kid when she's done with Chad when he's done with her.

                Obvious edit.

                [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                Orbiting IS the only tactic for beta males though. You've got to stop feeding the ugly, short men of low incomes with this deluded fantasy that they can be the alpha male lol. It literally never happens.

                [–]faded_jester 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                All humans want to have their cake and eat it too. Any men here who wouldn't like a great wife to raise your kids and a smoking hot mistress to have fun with on the weekend?

                The biggest difference is men are willing to admit it...women just pretend they are angels and get "offended" lol.

                [–]I_TRY_TO_BE_POSITIVE 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                One possibility in presenting this evolutionary analysis of mating adaptations is that women may come to better understand the logic of their desires and perhaps make more informed decisions about whether to follow them.

                This is what a voice of reason looks like.

                [–]palaceposy6706 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                Evidence indicates that for the purpose of Coupling (beta bux), women seek out men that display characteristics like ability to provide (bux), kindness and reliability. When selection is constrained, women will prioritize the ability to provide (bux).

                Interesting point, particularly the last point, when you consider western civilisation's transition from small agrarian communities to heavily populated urban environments, with the rise of social media and Tinder. Where once there wasn't much selection and women had to make do with whatever dudes were in the community, now they can find all the AF they want with only a few swipes of a finger.

                [–]Benny757 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                This is a really important post. It provides evidence of what is actually going down. It's not like a conspiracy, mind you, but a realization and awakening (as is always said on this sub), that your chances of a happy beta relationship surviving is a poor one, and you, as the beta bux male, will pay for. Seen it just this morning.... ugh.

                [–]augizzz999 7 points8 points  (9 children)

                TRP should use this post as armor against feminist logic. Sticky it.

                [–]Squeezymypenisy 37 points38 points  (7 children)

                There is no feminist logic and you can't use science against them.

                [–]augizzz999 9 points10 points  (6 children)

                You can't use logic against feminists, but you can try to reason with the swarm people that come after the noise they create.

                [–]Squeezymypenisy 2 points3 points  (5 children)

                I agree you can. You see a reason though?

                [–]augizzz999 1 point2 points  (2 children)

                Just to keep fat bitches screaming.

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                  [–]Fedora_Tipper_ 0 points1 point  (1 child)

                  He means that even if you show hard logic, like stats, history, and behavior patterns they still deny it saying it's been skewed or just plain out say you're wrong by shouting louder than you.

                  [–]Squeezymypenisy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                  Are you responding to the right guy? I was the one who said it was useless to argue with them. And then I asked why he was bothering talking to people about these things in the first place.

                  [–]1RPAlternate42 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  "feminist logic"

                  -r-thathappened

                  [–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (9 children)

                  How come the concept of a marriage survived as long as it did? Because of the social stigma of cheating/adultery?

                  [–]Five_Decades 27 points28 points  (4 children)

                  One reason is that marriage helps keep social stability. The environment we have now, where the top 5-20% of males monopolize all the women means that 80-95% of men are locked out of the mating market. Men who are locked out of the mating market and who do not have children can become unstable as they get older, which will result in violent revolt. Some of the mass shootings that have occurred are due to beta males who feel locked out of mating and out of society. In history, these males would team up and overthrow the government.

                  Mating after the sexual revolution

                  [–]10xdada 4 points5 points  (3 children)

                  To keep them in line, give them bread and circuses...and wives.

                  [–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

                  Video games and porn for the millennium generation. I honestly don't think betas would mind this lifestyle that much if women would just plainly state what they want.

                  [–]Five_Decades 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                  And religion. Religion, wives and entertainment.

                  [–]10xdada 11 points12 points  (0 children)

                  Thought religion was part of circuses.

                  [–]Senior EndorsedMattyAnon 13 points14 points  (1 child)

                  Women needed the security in the olden days.

                  Because:

                  • Raising 5+ children was necessary and huge amount of work (less schooling, food harder to prepare, clothes expensive, etc)
                  • No social support from Daddy Taxpayer
                  • No hope of remarrying or picking up a carrier past age 35

                  For their part, men said "If I have to marry, I'm going to marry a hot/good one.". So it was in women's best interests to marry, and divorce wasn't granted on a whim. Alimony was to enforce the male end of the bargain.

                  The female side of the bargain (sex, support of the man) was never enforced, and this side often sucked for many men - dead bedrooms abounded in the olden days too.

                  [–]eddiae 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                  because marriage is about alpha kings throwing one female per beta to make them shut the fuck up and work for them, while kings and the alpha nobility enjoy a harem and infinite ressources. betas instinctively feel like they owe him one since otherwise they would end up with no kids and destroyed in a fight with an alpha as such they are happy with monogamy.

                  [–]JohnCashMoney 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  Much the same conclusions came out in studies of primates. This is evolutionary psychology 101 and it is deeply ingrained in the psyche since our distant ancestors millions of years ago.

                  [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  My theory: Looking back thousands of years ago this was the same thing. You could visibly see a provider by his body and only the ones that could work together to hunter could survive. You could only provide if you were a fit kind of guy that could be a good hunter. Though this drifted apart when we became settled and wealthy. There's still need for a provider but the sexual arousal remained as it was (because one is dependent on the environment: being a provider; the other is a hard-wired emotion that is not).

                  [–]Pastelitomaracucho[🍰] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

                  Im late to the discussion. But dont we men do roughly the same? All those stories of men enjoying the stability of a marriage with the advantages it had whilst enjoying sneaking out to have affairs with younger women? This is a classic story...

                  [–]whydoievenreply 0 points1 point  (1 child)

                  Men have different priorities since their investment in passing on their genes is very low compared to women (9 month child bearing and then raising kids). So it doesn't make sense for men to look for a woman who will provide for him and his offspring. That's why men don't care about resources.

                  Men's strategy is also dualistic the first strategy would be to have as many offspring with different women as possible, increasing the chances of survival for some of his offspring even though some of them will die.

                  The other strategy is reproduce with one woman and make sure the offspring survives by providing resources. The draw back of this is the possibility of being cuckolded into raising another man's kid with would reduce chances of successfully passing genes.

                  Men can use these strategies in separate or at the same time.

                  [–]mensafloyd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  thiasus,

                  Excellent write up! Keep up the good work!

                  [–]improvingme63 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                  This is a damn good AWALT post. I'm gonna read the report when I get home, but I enjoyed the break-down. Thanks!

                  [–]Moonshineraider 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                  That journal paper is a really good read

                  [–]darkstar1031 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                  [–]strat_op 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                  Great article which also proofs that the optimal mating strategy is Alpha Bux:

                  "[...] women with relatively symmetrical partners actually showed an increase in attraction to their own longterm mates at midcycle. [...] the women who rated their partners highest on sexual attractiveness showed no evidence of an increase in extrapair desires near ovulation."

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