Almost everyone has that ex they stayed with for too long, that one who never listened or could never commit, but still had some allure. Sex differences in short-term mate preferences and behavioral mimicry: a semi-naturalistic experiment. In one study, women who were ovulating (meaning they were at their peak fertility) looked at fake online dating profiles of different men, and were much more likely to prefer confident studs over more average-looking guys. Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen. They typically seek someone kind and intelligent, emotionally and financially stable, and in it for the long haul .
Do women truly prefer jerks — men who treat them rudely, who act like they could take ‘em or leave ‘em, or who actually do take them…then leave them? Just as the toughest jock would have made a great protector in the ancient past—where all human mating psychology comes from—women today are drawn to whoever gets them and their kids/genes to survive. They aren’t better employees, but they have no hesitations about putting themselves or their interests forward. The Panties There’s an industry directed at teaching men to be jerks—to alternately fake long-term interest, feign indifference, and/or pretend they’ve got more money (or degrees, cars, houses) than they really do. If you want to test your own personality traits, you can look here before continuing. Abundant science plus your own experience back this up: Girls dig status. On personality inventories, jerks aren’t sociopaths — they’re just really disagreeable, per scientific studies on personality.No, everything is actually the way two people in love relate to one another. But nice guys tend to show a woman that they genuinely like and care about her. They take the brave risks of saying that they’re in love, and backing it up with their behavior.