When Love Meets Money: Priming the Possession of Money Influences Mating StrategiesUploader: Zolokasa 2 years ago Subscribe 1
Therefore, we considered the participants to be in a long-term mating context, and their encounter with an attractive alternative could be interpreted as short-term, opportunistic mating. In other words, we observed their actual behaviors instead of self-reports to prevent social desirability or self-knowledge from biasing their responses. General discussion In the current studies, we used money-priming strategies to create the feeling of having relatively more or less money and examined how this feeling influences individuals' mating strategies. Emotion To test whether the differences in the tendency to approach an attractive alternative were caused by emotion, we conducted a t -test to compare the differences in positive mood and negative mood across conditions. Second, men have evolved a stronger interest in short-term mating and desire more mates than women e.