Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Continuing Commentary
Douglas T. Kenrick and Richard C. Keefe (1992). Age preferences in mates reflect sex differences in human reproductive strategies. BBS 15:75–133.

Differences between men and women in age preferences for a same-sex partner


Ray Over a1 and Gabriel Phillips a1
a1 School of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Australia 3350

Abstract

We show through analysis of personal advertisements that age preferences for a homosexual or lesbian partner are similar to differences found between men and women in age preferences for a opposite-sex partner. Such data call into question the claim by Kenrick & Keefe (1992) that the sex differences in age selectivity in mate selection are governed by reproductive strategies.



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