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Mate Choice : a survey…Objective :The main aim of this project is to collect data on thepreference of physical and behavioral characteristics ofopposite sexes and also whether one would like to see it inones opposite-sex offspring. This will help study the motiveof such choice from an evolutionary point of view. Website : http://matechoicefun.weebly.com/
An Overview Introduction Women on Men Physical characterBehavioral character Men on Women Physical characterGrooming character Analysis Conclusion http://www.kaboodle.com
Introduction Women on Men Men on Women Mate choice : So, mate choice is nothing but choosing your mate who will fulfill your desires and also accompany you to build up your next generation carefully so that you both can be naturally selected. How? Honest signaling- Females saved from investing in undesired offspring.(Say NO to random). Handicap helps select superior genes which enable the carrier to carry the undesired trait.
Introduction Women on Men Men on WomenSexy son hypothesis : XY chromosome mapping SSH states that women select handsome men to produce handsome sons who will get more mating and therefore her genes will flourish more in second filial generation. Ornaments making a male sexy is related to Y chromosome. There is also a vice-versa Sexy daughter hypothesis, relating to X chromosome. So, lets find out;
Introduction Women on Men Men on Women Physical Character Choice Q1. These are the prominent body sizes. Which one do you prefer? descriptivefaces.blogspot.com
Introduction Women on Men Men on Women Physical Character Choice Q2. Adams apple is the portrusion in the neck of males. It develops rapidly during puberty and reduces in size with age. Which type do you like? Google-images.com a) Prominent Adams apple b) Nearly Invisible Adams apple
Introduction Women on Men Men on Women Physical Character Choice Q3. Most males have hair cover that women love to admire, Those without it are admired even more. (a) The clean (b) The hairy shaved young chest man with male without that handsome hair, flaunting moustache his chest. Bigstock.com, Old hollywood.com
Introduction Women on Men Men on Women Physical Character Choice : Result 58% 35% 8% Sample size : 70
Introduction Women on Men Men on Women Physical Character Choice : Result a) Prominent Adams apple 44% b) Nearly Invisible Adams apple 56% Sample size : 70
Introduction Women on Men Men on Women Physical Character Choice : Result 74% 26% Sample size : 70
Introduction Women on Men Men on Women Physical Character Choice : Explanation 1) Women prefer muscular build because they can work more and can also give more protection. 2) Adam’s apple is a sign of puberty. It is indicative of the fact women prefer a mature male partner. This again points to the previous note. 3) Body Hair in men results from Testosterone. This was highly in fashion until 1980’s. When this trait became saturated, women looked for hairless bodies. Shaving became a part of self-grooming and sent out the signal that men spending energy in shaving were interested in bonding and thus relationship.
Introduction Women on Men Men on Women Physical Character Choice: Reference Women prefer hairless man- reported by many lifestyle magazines. Women in recent time may have become receptive to the muscular men who go to the gym and spend a considerable amount of energy in body building to attract females- a signal that he is ready for pair bonding and serious about the relationship
Introduction Women on Men Men on Women Behavioral Character Choice Q4. Hindu Mythology revolves around 2 primary male Gods, Hot headed Lord Shiva and the ever cool Lord Narayan. What’s your pick? (a) The pressure cooker, flares up instantly, cools down even faster, is very protective of you. (b) The cool dude, very mature and calculating, does not help you, wants you to learn it up yourself Cartoon Today
Introduction Women on Men Men on Women Behavioral Character Choice Q5. Drinking is a vice in Indian culture. However, drinking excessively and remaining sober is a sure shot at masculinity elsewhere. What do you think? (a) The average guy, never drinks or smokes, the family man in making. (b) The passionate liquor lover, lives life to the fullest, can stay on www.grahamcoxon.com www.photostock.com his toes even after n pegs.
Introduction Women on Men Men on Women Behavioral Character Choice Q6. Some men love to sleep most of the time, are very active when awake. Others work slowly almost round the clock. To sleep or not to sleep? (a) The prince charming of bed, sleeps 12 hrs a day. (b) The workaholic husband, works in bed too. www.bigstock.com www.photobucket.com
Introduction Women on Men Men on WomenBehavioral Character Choice : Result 50 - 50 The pressure The cool dude, very cooker, flares up mature and Sample size : 70 instantly, cools calculating, does not down even faster, help you, wants you is very protective to learn it up of you. yourself
Introduction Women on Men Men on Women Behavioral Character Choice : Result The passionate liquor lover, lives life to the fullest, can stay on his 32% toes even after n pegs. The average guy, never drinks or 68% smokes, the family man in making Sample size : 70
Introduction Women on Men Men on Women Behavioral Character Choice : Result The prince charming of bed, sleeps 12 hrs a day. 33% 67% The workaholic husband, works in bed too. Sample size : 70
Introduction Women on Men Men on Women Behavioral Character Choice : Explanation 1) Half of the women prefer testosterone charged aggressive men because of their protectiveness. The other half prefer not to be dominated by their mate. 2) In India and rest of Asia, Men took tea as the main beverage, the source of clean water instead of alcohol. Consequently, Asian flush syndrome was not selected out. So, unlike European counterparts, non drinkers are favored. 3) Women need the working man, who will help in Offspring raising more than the sleeping testosterone engine.
Introduction Women on Men Men on Women Behavioral Character Choice : Reference “The disorder of women”:Women, Love and the sense of Justice- Carole Patman The author argues Women love aggressive, a little lethargic males as they as testosterone charged. European females prefer drinking males- One of the pet themes of the book ‘Survival of the Sickest’ by Dr. Sharon Moalem and Jonathan Prince
Women on Men Men on Women AnalysisPhysical Character Choice Q1. What do you wish the hip size of your mate would be? Descriptiveimages.blogspot.com
Women on Men Men on Women AnalysisPhysical Character ChoiceQ2. What is your preferred mate body shape? Descriptiveimages.blogspot.com
Women on Men Men on Women AnalysisPhysical Character Choice Q3. What should be the ideal height of your darling? At least 0.5 ft taller than me About my height At least 0.5 ft shorter than me
Women on Men Men on Women AnalysisPhysical Character Choice : Result76% 9% 5% 10% Sample size : 168
Women on Men Men on Women AnalysisPhysical Character Choice : Result 8% 1% 34% 57% Sample size : 168
Women on Men Men on Women Analysis Physical Character Choice : Result The ideal height of your darling? At least 0.5 ft taller than me 1% About my height 47% At least 0.5 ft shorter than me 52% Sample size : 168
Women on Men Men on Women AnalysisPhysical Character Choice : Explanation1) Men prefer women with large hip to waist ratio as that shows a good pelvic osteo-arrangement, ideal for conceiving.2) Given a choice, men select women with large breasts as they are early bloomers- indicative of high hormonal activity in early teenage. They must have had started menstruation early.3) There are different theory why women prefer taller males, the most accepted being the male can protect her easily. Proving the converse is difficult. This can be because men have a subtle desire for mate dominion.
Women on Men Men on Women Analysis Physical Character Choice: ReferenceA study of over 6,000 women carried out by researchers atthe North Carolina State University around 2005 found that 46%were banana (rectangular), just over 20% pear, just under 14%apple, and 8% hourglass. Another study has found "that theaverage womans waistline had expanded by six inches since the1950s" and that today women are taller and have bigger bustsand hips than those of the 1950s.Research paper- Body weight, waist-to-hip ratio, breasts, and hips: Role in judgments of female attractiveness and desirability for relationships : Devendra Singh and Robert K.YoungDepartment of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin,USA
Women on Men Men on Women AnalysisGrooming Character Choice Q4. Thanks to lenses, she can pick up all colours of the rainbow for her eye pupil. What should be the eye colour (natural)?www.google-images.com
Women on Men Men on Women AnalysisGrooming Character ChoiceQ5. Nothing defines women more like gossiping and shopping. There are however exceptions who are quiet and all-abiding. What do you like? (a) Talkative and Gossipy (b) The Quiet type Cartoon Today
Women on Men Men on Women AnalysisGrooming Character ChoiceQ6. Shall your choice be the ever-hit long haired maiden or the stylish contemporary short locks? (a) Cropped hair style (b) Long haired style www.google-images.com
Women on Men Men on Women AnalysisGrooming Character Choice : Result 54% 15% 27% 4% Sample size : 168
Women on Men Men on Women AnalysisGrooming Character Choice : Result 51% 49% Sample size : 168 Talkative and Quiet type Gossipy
Women on Men Men on Women AnalysisGrooming Character Choice : Result 20% 80% Sample size : 168
Women on Men Men on Women AnalysisGrooming Character Choice : Explanation1) More men selecting black pupils goes against Handicap principle which say individuals prefer to mate with carriers of rare phenotypes2) Talkative women represent the open flirtatious type who like to mix with all males and from there select the best suitor. Here, males investing in attracting them and getting rejected may face loss. Looks like men are ready to take chances..3) Maintaining Long Hair requires daily care- energy on the part of women. Good protein fibers and a healthy immune system is a must. Hence, it is preferred.
Women on Men Men on Women AnalysisGrooming Character Choice: ReferencesControversial Brizendine’s theory – she suggested that women are moretalkative because of fundamental biological differences that happen in thewomb ( the female reproductive and endocrine system is mentioned). This isnot accepted by most biologists.Louann Brizendine authored the Popular Science Best-seller ‘The FemaleBrain’.Long hair may be an indicator of fitness, since it requires a lot of maintenanceto keep it in good condition. Possibly longer hair would indicate thatindividuals had a high position in a society, so they could command moregrooming time - which may have made long hair beneficial in attracting highquality mates. Males have clearly different hair patterns to females,suggesting that facial hair also plays a role in sexual selection (maybe as anindicator of maturity).Paolo Viscardi, Horniman Museum, London, UK (www.askabiologist.org.uk)
Men on Women Analysis ConclusionSurvey: Sample: Sample available for the survey was restricted in the students from IISER-K, IIT-Kgp, NIT-Dgp, and some engg. colleges of Kolkata, which is not a clustered sample for the teenager population(18-22 yr) of India. Though there is a majority of Bengali in the sample. Estimate: The estimates or results came from the survey were estimated by SRSWR method. This is to minimize the drawbacks of the experiments (multiple answer by single person, filling up only 1 form etc.)
Men on Women Analysis ConclusionResults: Gen-next59% male want their daughter to have height of her mother.38% male want their daughter to have hip size of her mother.47% male want their daughter to have hair like her mother38.5% male want their daughter to have eye colour of her mother.66.67% female want their son to have hair in chest like his dad.74% female want their son to be drinker/non-drinker like his dad.50.9% female want their son to be sleepy/workaholic like his dad.37% female want their son to be hot/cool headed like his dad.
Men on Women Analysis ConclusionResults: Co-relation 78% of women who prefers broad (tapered and squared) body shape are going for clean shaved male. 75% of women who prefer protective, hot tempered male, are preferring average men. 95% of men, who prefers bigger hip size, also prefer female with hourglass or pear body-shape. 99% men want their darling to be of their height or shorter than them.
Men on Women Analysis ConclusionErrors and drawbacks :• Time was the main constraint for this survey, bucksalso.• We don’t have pretty good tools to measurequantitatively how erroneous is our survey. But surely ithas some.• We have collected all the data online, and in thismethod there are few sampling error. We have tried tominimize that.
Men on Women Analysis Conclusion The alpha male and the femme fataleIdeal Male Ideal Female• Broad Tapering Muscular • Big hips (More importance Build. to waist to hip ratio).• Mature look(No Adam’s • An hourglass figure apple flaunting. • Shorter than his dream• Going clean (Shaving and no mate, she must look around body hair for taller guys• Can be hot, can be cool! • Black eyes• Non-drinker alcoholic man • Talkative woman• The workaholic husband • Flaunting Long hair.
Devendra Singh Men on Women Analysis Conclusion A project dealing with a single phenomenon yet venturing into diverse areas is very hard to conclude since there can be multiple conclusions. I would like to end the talk by saying that we , humans no matter how superior we are have the inherent capacity to send out and receive signals and rather subtly give in to Mate choice. Although for certain properties, we had individuals saying they want to see the character of their mate in their offspring of the opposite gender, it largely remains inconclusive because the sample size was small.
Men on Women Analysis ConclusionAcknowledgement 1)Dr. A. Bhatt, our mentor for this project and also course instructor. 2)Dr. S. Annagiri, Course instructor for www.iiserkol.ac.in giving us the opportunity to do this project. 3)All those people who took the survey and gave valuable feedback. 4)Researchers and surveyors who worked in this field previously, and whose data provided a supporting structure to our argument. 5) Sites of amateur photographer’s collection and modeling agencies for the photo.
Men on Women Analysis Conclusion Thank you For not asking questions. Now for the ??? Part!