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It cuts both ways. Educated, high status women have great difficulty to feel attracted to (say) rural guys. Ideally, a guy should represent a higher value in some respect - otherwise it's an unwanted compromise for a woman.

Like evolutionary reasoning in textbooks, ecopsych is effect-oriented. Women perceive a very tight dating market (for quality men), and their selection strategy is negative - that is, they generally look for reasons to disqualify prospects. That is already a bottleneck against exponential population growth in tighter environments, where not many males can secure adequate resources.

by das monde on Tue Jun 17th, 2014 at 06:44:13 AM EST
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