Discover more men's favored traits below:
Women in research studies reported that a man's looks are low on their list of desired traits. There are many other male characteristics more important to most women. The most desired male characteristics relate to the woman's safety and survival with the man.
Many women today can take care of themselves and can afford to be very picky in selecting a male mate. In most western countries today, the men must work hard at courting a woman to be considered as a possible mate.(Jump to top next paragraph . . .)
Women look for how much territory, tools, and resources a man commands and how willingly he is to share them with her and her offspring.
In most western cultures, this usually means that he is willing to give his full attention and all his resources unselfishly to his mate and offspring. Also implied is the man's promise of future fidelity and continued protection and shared resources.
Research shows that a man's good sense of humor is favored highly by most women. Humor develops camaraderie and enlivens the relationship better than any other single characteristic.
Even after the childbearing years are over, men and women don't change their preferences much for a mate. It seems that the software that drives the internal unconscious mental "computer" for mate selection does not come with software upgrades for after the reproductive years!
Relationship and Love Advice for Women:
Women's preferences for a man stay relatively the same at any age. Utmost in most women's choice for a male mate is one who can provide her a comfortable life. The basic need is for survival, which for women's ancestors was much more of a daily issue than it is today. But it is still really important to most modern women.
Relationship and Love Advice for Men:
Most men feel a deep need to compete and work for the highest status obtainable. This usually ensures survival, a comfortable life, and a desirable mate. In most western countries, high status and a comfortable lifestyle are obtained through the accumulation of money and resources. The challenge for men today is to find a way to do that!
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