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Mate Preferences

  • By: Norman P. Li & Yla R. Tausczik
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Romantic relationships are everywhere—people in all cultures engage in various forms of mating, including short-term, casual sexual relationships on the one hand and committed partnerships and marriage on the other. This entry looks at people's mate preferences, including the ...

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