Evolutionary psychologists have tried to answer the question of how we choose partners. They interviewed more than 14 thousand men and women in 45 countries around the world to understand how they want to see their partner.
According to The Society for Personality and Social Psychology, both men and women around the world prefer kindness, health and intelligence in a partner. However, women preferred financial prospects in a partner, and men - physical attractiveness.
According to scientists, these universal patterns represent the imprints of human evolution in relationship psychology. Psychologists believe that preferences correspond to the problems that our ancestors faced in the course of evolution.
Women who need to carry a child for nine months, and then feed and care for him, are faced with the need for additional resources during this time. Therefore, women more than men look for the ability to acquire resources in a partner.
Men, in turn, are faced with the fact that a woman is capable of childbearing for a limited period of time, so men prefer young girls to a greater extent than women.
Earlier, "Profile" told why modern man did not inherit the powerful muscles of the Neanderthals, who died out about 40 thousand years ago. It turned out that the genes that were responsible for the rapid growth of muscle mass turned out to be incompatible with the evolutionary trajectory of Homo sapiens and negatively influenced the development of the brain.