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


March, E and Van Doorn, G and Grieve, R, Netflix and chill? What sex differences can tell us about mate preferences in (hypothetical) booty-call relationships, Evolutionary psychology, 16, (4) pp. 1-10. ISSN 1474-7049 (2018) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright The Author(s) 2018. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

DOI: doi:10.1177/1474704918812138


The booty-call relationship is defined by both sexual characteristics and emotional involvement. In the current study, menís and womenís 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 Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:mate preferences, booty calls, short-term relationship, long-term relationship, mating, mate budget
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Social and personality psychology
Research Field:Social psychology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in psychology
UTAS Author:Grieve, R (Dr Rachel Grieve)
ID Code:129231
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2018-11-16
Last Modified:2018-12-13
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