Researchers found that gender was by far the strongest predictor of what people want in a long-term mate: it was more important than age, income, education, or confidence in appearance.(A clarification: If you have been able to tear yourself away from the news about the European immigrant crisis, or from the announcement of Taylor Swift becoming engaged, you may be aware of the recently-discovered fluid nature of "gender identity" In this current age.But in general, the mid-to-late 20s shows a dating shift: We're closer to finding “the one,” and anyone we take seriously will, for lack of a better word, be taken seriously.And this isn't high school serious (“Wow, he gave me his class ring! ), or college serious (“I'm so sad we'll be apart for winter break, but we have spring break to look forward to!W 97 percent), and made/will make a lot of money (M 47 percent vs. There were also gender differences in whether it was 'very important/a must have' that their partner made at least as much money as they do (M 24 percent vs.
Unfortunately for these people, chronic unemployment, inability to tie one's shoes, and face pustules continue to be downers in most relationship choices.
Education Men with more education had stronger preferences for female partners who are good looking and slender.
However for both men and women, education level was not related to preferences for steady income or making a lot of money.
W 84 percent), had a slender body (M 80 percent vs.
W 58 percent), had a steady income (M 74 percent vs.