What do you look for in short-term vs long-term partners?

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    Aug 23, 2011 4:12 PM GMT
    According to one study, "short term, men look for attractive bodies. Long term, men prefer attractive faces":

    http://www.bakadesuyo.com/what-do-men-look-for-in-short-term-vs-long-te

    Studies of physical attractiveness have long emphasized the constituent features that make faces and bodies attractive, such as symmetry, skin texture, and waist-to-hip ratio. Few studies, however, have examined the reproductively relevant cues conveyed by faces and bodies as whole units. Based on the premise that fertility cues are more readily assessed from a woman's body than her face, the present study tested the hypothesis that men evaluating a potential short-term mate would give higher priority to information gleaned from her body, relative to her face, than men evaluating a potential long-term mate. Male and female participants (N=375) were instructed to consider dating an opposite sex individual, whose face was occluded by a “face box” and whose body was occluded by a “body box,” as a short-term or long-term mate. With the instruction that only one box could be removed to make their decision about their willingness to engage in the designated relationship with the occluded individual, significantly more men assigned to the short-term, compared to the long-term, mating condition removed the body box. Women's face versus body information choice, in contrast, was unaffected by the temporal dimension of the mating condition. These results suggest that men, but not women, have a condition-dependent adaptive proclivity to prioritize facial cues in long-term mating contexts, but shift their priorities toward bodily cues in short-term mating contexts.
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    Aug 23, 2011 5:03 PM GMT
    This is a very interesting study, and makes me wonder why I put all this damn time in at the gym. Its good to know, though, I generally consider my face to be much better than my body and Im not really a hook up type guy.
  • calibro

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    Aug 23, 2011 5:26 PM GMT
    short term: big penis

    long term: bigger penis
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    Aug 23, 2011 6:34 PM GMT
    A bad lier
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    Aug 23, 2011 6:39 PM GMT
    DetroitDan saidA bad lier


    A bad speller lol
  • calibro

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    Aug 24, 2011 2:30 PM GMT
    yourname2000 said
    calibro saidshort term: big penis

    long term: bigger penis

    You're Jewish.....don't you already have a big enough penis???? icon_eek.gif

    Leave a little sumthin' for us colder climate, shriveled up losers. icon_sad.gif We've got nothing else to live for.


    in my experience with jewish guys, their penises aren't so much as long (though compared to the average they're a bit longer) as they have a much greater girth. at my thickest, my girth is just about the same as my length... and i'm not short by any means. it's literally a two-hand job for some guys.