With men being taller on average compared to women, you might expect that most women would end up with taller men just by chance.
However, researchers found that of the 720 couples in their study, only one was comprised of a taller woman and a shorter man (Gillis & Avis, 1980).
For a single person, there are few experiences more frustrating than having someone break things off without explaining why.
One day you two are really vibing; the next you get a "let's just be friends" text.
Some have to do with your physical appearance; some have to do with the way you treat the other person.Sex hormones, and even human evolution, may be the reasons why we date jerks Sex differences in short-term mate preferences and behavioral mimicry: a semi-naturalistic experiment. For men and women, it may be worth telling those hormones to mind their own business and taking a second glance at the wallflower—he/she might have the sweetest personality ever! Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen. Archives of Sexual Behavior 2008 Dec;37(6):902-11.. It seems these dating preferences have a lot to do with biology: Even after the awkward adolescent years, hormones play a big role in choosing a romantic partner. Sex differences in sexual psychology produce sex-similar preferences for a short-term mate. Some men say they’ve overlooked a woman’s negative qualities if they thought she was beautiful, especially if they were only pursuing a short-term sexual relationship Sex differences in sexual psychology produce sex-similar preferences for a short-term mate. Some researchers have noted that men and women look for other attributes in a long-term partner besides physical attractiveness. The stereotype that men think with their reproductive parts may be a generalization, but it also hints at an answer. But while “jerks” might be good for a few dates or even the occasional tryst, research suggests they don’t typically make the cut as spouses. As for guys who date selfish, unreliable, or emotionally immature women? So it’s possible that people are more likely to prefer a good-looking heartbreaker over a reliable mate because they’re just not that concerned about marriage and babies at this stage of life.