EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium
Volume 8, Special Issue 3, 2016
To Poach or Not to Poach? Men Are More Willing to Short-Term Poach Mated Women Who Are More Attractive than their Mates
Moran, J., Kuhle, B., Wade, T., & Seid, M.
Short-term poaching allows men to gain reproductive benefits with a mated woman without the costs of commitment (Schmitt & Buss, 2001). The current research explores whether men (N = 38) target mated women for short-term poaches as a function of their and their partners’ relative physical attractiveness. By manipulating a hypothetical couple’s attractiveness discrepancy, we found that men were more willing to strategically short-term poach mated women who were significantly more attractive than their mates compared to mated women who were equally or less attractive than their mates.
How to cite this article:
Moran, J., Kuhle, B., Wade, T., & Seid, M. (2017). To poach or not to poach? Men are more willing to short-term poach mated women who are more attractive than their mates. The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 8, Sp. Iss. (3), 58-69.