One hundred and ninety-one male college students completed a computerized questionnaire to assess their levels of agreeableness and aspects of their dating history.Twenty college-aged women rated the men’s photographs for attractiveness. Lower levels of agreeableness predicted more less-committed, casual, sexual relationships. Lee, Ph D Department of Family and Human Development Utah State University, 2001 Most couples enter into marriage expecting to succeed. Marriages that are the result of pregnancy have a high rate of failure.
: antisocial behaviors, thrill-seeking, manipulation and impulsivity.
Despite widely viewed social undesirability, these traits seem to be correlated with success in short-term dating.“Dark Triad [DT] traits are linked to the pursuit of short-term mating strategies, but they may have differential effects on actual mating success in naturalistic scenarios,” said Emanuel Jauk, corresponding author.
Nota bene, however, that Ok Cupid, Tinder, and are all owned by Match Group, Inc., which—across all three platforms—boasts 59 million active users per month, 4.7 million of whom have paid accounts.
Match Group’s only real competitor is e Harmony, a site aimed at older daters, reviled by many for its founder’s homophobic politics.
Proponents of the nice guy stereotype argue that women often say they wish to date kind, sensitive men, but, in reality, still choose to date macho men over nice guys, especially if the macho men are more physically attractive.