Skip to comments.Women Prefer Prestige Over Dominance in Mates
Posted on 12/18/2008 12:33:02 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Los Angeles, CA A new study in the journal Personal Relationships reveals that women prefer mates who are recognized by their peers for their skills, abilities, and achievements, while not preferring men who use coercive tactics to subordinate their rivals. Indeed, women found dominance strategies of the latter type to be attractive primarily when men used them in the context of male-male athletic competitions.
Jeffrey K. Snyder, Lee A. Kirkpatrick, and H. Clark Barrett conducted three studies with college women at two U.S. universities. Participants evaluated hypothetical potential mates described in written vignettes. The studies were designed to examine the respective effects of mens dominance and prestige on womens assessments of men.
Women are sensitive to the context in which men display domineering behaviors when they evaluate men as potential mates. For example, the traits and behaviors that women found attractive in athletic competitions were unattractive to women when men displayed the same traits and behaviors in interpersonal contexts. Notably, when considering prospective partners for long-term relationships, womens preferences for dominance decrease, and their preferences for prestige increase.
These findings directly contradict the dating advice of some pop psychologists who advise men to be aggressive in their social interactions. Women most likely avoid dominant men as long-term romantic partners because a dominant man may also be domineering in the household. the authors conclude.
If I were a betting man, I’d say $5.
How would one go about finding out if that suspicion is correct?
Trust me, it is correct. LOL. Women (most) don’t like the dominating type! Merry Christmas!
Men need to stay the hell away from women like that. Avoid them like the plague.
Not in my experience.
Not in my experience.
Not in my experience.
So. my stories about stick-checking my co-workers won't get me anywhere with the ladies?
What they have done is write out a series of profiles and asked women to choose from amongst them. Interesting, but it proves very little.
I don’t know much about women (what man does) but I do know one thing: What women SAY they want, and what they actually DO want, are two very, very different things.
unless your last name is clinton, or madoff
Merry Christmas back atcha! But I don’t agree with you. But then, I personally like cowboys.
women prefer money.
Some women are really in a beauty competition with other women. They try to 1) make other women envious of them, and 2) destroy that which makes them envious. It isn't about rich doctors with money driving Porsches as much as it is about pissing off other women.
“Honey... one day you will need a man to protect you and defend you... and if you do not marry a real man... you will not have one”.
“Some women are really in a beauty competition with other women.”
You are right! There are many like that.
Crumb later boasted that after becoming famous he made up for lost ground, but he always retained his cynicism towards women because of his high-school experiences. By the way, Crumb is hardly anyones idea of a morally, upright person as he himself readily admitted.
I've made the same observation before. Many men egotistically believe that all women dress to attract them. Obviously some women do, but, like you, I believe many women are in a competition with other women between themselves.
“Crumb later boasted that after becoming famous he made up for lost ground, but he always retained his cynicism towards women because of his high-school experiences.”
Yeah well - boo hoo Mr. Crumb.Join the club.
Some of us ladies have retained some of our own cynicism towards men because of our high school experiences too.
that’s “he asserted” not “his asserted. “Proofreading is a poster’s best friend. Paragraphs are a close second.
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