Vigil, J. 2006. Trade offs in low income women’s mate preferences. Human Nature. Vol. 7 (319-336)
This article assesses differences within the female sex based on mate selection and sexual relationships. When seeking a long term relationship, women prefer attractive, monogamous, financially stable partners that will devote a lot of attention to them and their children, but they will trade off the attractive aspect if need be. Women who are seeking a mate for a short term relationship put a lot of emphasis on only the attractiveness of their mate. Women also differ when it comes to sexual relationships. Women who seek sexual enhancement or pleasure typically engage in nonexclusive and frequent sexual relationships, where as women seeking intimacy engage in long term, exclusive relationships.
written by: Brittney Payne