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Hypergamous - time to drop it?
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RE: Hypergamous - time to drop it?
To me, the reason the concept is important is because, while it is common knowledge that men chase attractive women, society perceives women's motives as more pure. So it gives the lie to the idea that men are chasing shallow things while women are looking for love.

It also explains why successful women with demanding careers, instead of marrying a man with a less-demanding job who can keep the home fires burning, instead prefer even more successful men. I recall reading a study of doctors-in-training that found that the women preferred to date a fellow doctor of even higher status, e.g. a surgeon or specialist. This despite the fact that as future m.d.'s, they could make plenty of money themselves; the mating preference wasn't for economic reasons. The men, by contrast, were perfectly happy dating the nursing students.
01-02-2013 10:22 AM
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Hypergamous - time to drop it? - cardguy - 01-02-2013, 07:52 AM
RE: Hypergamous - time to drop it? - Ryre - 01-02-2013 10:22 AM
RE: Hypergamous - time to drop it? - MattW - 01-02-2013, 08:22 PM

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