Snog, marry, avoid? by Mairi Mcleod.

Men like younger women, women like richer men, right? Yes, but the picture is more nuanced than that. This New Scientist article unpicks some recent research into the details of sexual attraction.

“Women who are grossed out by blood and faeces prefer more masculine faces.”

“As the gender pay gap decreases in the West, attitudes to promiscuity are relaxing.”

New Scientist, No. 3008, 14th February 2015, p.42-45.


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I teach psychology at Graveney School in Tooting, London.