Economic and Educational Factors Influence Mate Selection from an Evolutionary Psychology Perspective
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Evolutionary Psychologist, Robert Trivers (1972) postulates that males and females possess a certain amount of resources that can be invested in offspring, thus, giving the offspring a better chance in surviving. Human males are high on parental investment compared to other species; men offer protection, food, and knowledge as investment to their offspring to aid in their survival. Men of high male potential parental investment (PPI) are attractive to females, allowing these men to choose the most fertile, young women.