updating contact indexes - Gender differences in mate selection evidence from a speed dating

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Unselective Romantic Desire: Not All Reciprocity is Created Equal, Psychological Science (2007).

Elizabeth Epstein and Ruth Guttman, Mate Selection in Man: Evidence, Theory and Outcome, Social Biology (1984).

The Add Health cohort has been followed into young adulthood with four in-home interviews, the most recent in 2008, when the sample was aged 24-32".

Among other variables it has measured the physical attractiveness of the participants.

Finally, male selectivity is invariant to group size, while female selectivity is strongly increasing in group size.

What I really want to do with these data is what I suggested to Ray and Sheena several years ago when they first told me about the study: a multilevel model that allows preferences to vary by person, not just by sex.

Paul Eastwick and Eli Finkel, Speed-Dating As a Methodological Innovation, The Psychologist (2008).

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