Supports the Nature Debate: Cross Cultural
research from 37 countries- showcasing
similar gender traits are prized by males and
females in a wide range of countries and
Aim: To investigate the hetrosexual mate
preferences of men and women.
Method: The survey was carrie dout in 37 countries
across all continents. respondents were asked to rate thr
importance of a wide range of traits in a potential mate.
Result: Men all rated good looks, youth and
chastity higher than women did. Meanwhile women
rated good financial prospects, industriousness and
dependability higher then men did.
Conclusion: This supports the evolutionary theory that women and men instinctively seek out
different traits in potential mates. For men good looks and youth indicate health and fertility. For
women good finacial prospects and industriousness indicate they will provide for them,