Published On: Tue, May 24th, 2016

Why dominant men are more desirable

Couple in love holding hearts.

Couple in love holding hearts.

A new research study states that ‘Men with genetic makeup connected to social dominance and leadership is seen as much attractive romantic partners by members of the opposite sex’,

The findings further suggested that on the contrary, men find women with genetic makeup associated to sensitivity and submissiveness much striking.

The results, presented in the journal Human Nature, propose that men and women with genotypes reliability with dominating gender norms are appeared as much attractive.

The researchers from the University of California, Irvine desired to expose if mate choice could, in fact, be prevailed by people’s aptitude to rapidly discover the so-called ‘good genes’.

The team directed by Karen Wu turned to speed-dating to examine their forecast in a real-life situation.

In these meet-ups, contributors just had some minutes to evaluate the short- and long-term latent of their speed-dating partners and to make a decision whether or not to give their partners a second date.

The team selected 262 single Asian Americans to have three-minute dates with members of the opposite sex.

Later than every speed-date, contributors were inquired whether or not they desired to give their partner a second date, and how attractive they discovered the person as a romantic partner.

Contributors were informed of a ‘match’ (and therefore got each other’s contact information) just if they both gave each other one more date.

When testing the DNA samples gathered from members, the researchers emphasized on two polymorphisms (on two diverse genes) that were in the past associated with social dynamics.

One of the polymorphisms is the element of the genetic make-up that has been the association to social prominence and leadership.

The further, which has been associated with social sensitivity, is the element of the opioid receptor gene that gives to people’s capacity to understand social contentment and pain, and their requirement to have social contact.

The researchers discovered that men and women with genotypes reliability with dominating gender norms were much probable to get second date offers.

They have also appeared as much attractive short- and long-term romantic partners.

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.