Mating behaviour

‘Sociosexuality’ measures mating style preference, expressed on a continuum from extreme monogamy (low index) to extreme polygamy (high index).¬† A 25-language 48-nation >14.000-participant study (Schmitt, David (2005), ‘Sociosexuality from Argentina to Zimbabwe: A 48-nation study of sex, culture, and strategies of human mating’, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28, p. 247-311) found that men are consistently more enthusiastic about polygamy than women:


That much is expected. In addition, the study found that elevated male/female ratios and environmental stressors correlate with lower sociosexuality:


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