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Sex Differences in Sexual Attraction for Aesthetics, Resources and Personality Across Age

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Given that sexual attraction is a key driver of human mate choice and reproduction, we descriptively assess relative sex differences in the level of attraction individuals expect in the aesthetic, resource, and personality characteristics of potential mates. As a novelty we explore how male and female sexual attractiveness preference changes across age, using a dataset comprising online, cross-sectional survey data for over 7,000 respondents across a broad age distribution of individuals between 18 and 65 years.

Geographical area of data collection

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Oceania

Publications

Whyte, Stephen, Brooks, Robert, Chan, Ben, & Torgler, Benno (2019) Do certain personality traits provide a mating market competitive advantage? Sex, offspring and the big 5. Personality and Individual Differences, 139, pp. 158-169. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/123082/
Whyte, Stephen, Brooks, Robert, & Torgler, Benno (2018) Man, woman, 'other': Factors associated with nonbinary gender identification. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 47(8), pp. 2397-2406. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/123081/
Whyte, Stephen, Brooks, Robert C., Chan, Ho Fai, & Torgler, Benno (2021) Sex differences in sexual attraction for aesthetics, resources and personality across age. PLoS ONE, 16(5), Article number: e0250151. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/212464/
Whyte, Stephen, Brooks, Robert C., & Torgler, Benno (2019) Sexual economic theory and the human mating market. Applied Economics, 51(57), pp. 6100-6112. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/207842/
Blake, K., Godwin, M., & Whyte, S. (2020). “I sexually identify as an Attack Helicopter”: Incels, trolls, and non-binary gender politics online . First Monday, 25(9). https://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/10601

Research areas

Econometrics
Mate choice
Behavioural economics

Cite this collection

Chan, H. F., Whyte, S., Torgler, B., & Brooks, R. (2021, June 28). Sex Differences in Sexual Attraction for Aesthetics, Resources and Personality Across Age. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/DSJ9W

Related information

Supplementary information for the paper 'Sex differences in sexual attraction for aesthetics, resources and personality across age' - Whyte, Stephen; Brooks, Robert C.; Chan, Ho Fai; Torgler, Benno (2021): S1 Appendix -. PLOS ONE. Journal contribution. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0250151.s001

Data file types

Survey data in .dta file and stata .do

Licence


Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY)
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Copyright

© Queensland University of Technology, 2022.

Dates of data collection

From 2016-01-01 to 2016-12-17

Connections

Has association with
Ben (Ho Fai) Chan  (Researcher)
Benno Torgler  (Researcher)
Has chief investigator
Stephen Whyte  (Researcher)

Contacts

Name: Dr Stephen Whyte
Phone: +61 7 3138 1050

Other

Date record created:
2021-12-17T13:51:21
Date record modified:
2022-03-15T12:03:04
Record status:
Published - Open Access