Hier ein Paar Studien zu Geld und Attraktivität
Resources are a cardinal component of male mate value in the sexual exchange between men and women. Inspired by theories and research suggesting a link between mating and resource constructs as well as studies linking money and valuations of others, the current study tests the hypothesis that cues to resource availability may lead to higher mating standards for men, but not women. Participants were exposed to either stacks of paper, a small sum of money (104 Singapore dollars ∼USD$84), or a large sum of money (2600 Singapore dollars ∼USD$2100). Consistent with the hypothesis, after male – but not female – participants handled a large sum of money, they raised their minimum requirements for a date. We discuss how the results are consistent with an evolutionary perspective on mating and how future research can further investigate environmentally contingent self-assessments and strategies.
► Handling a large amount of resources (USD2, 100) raised men’s mating standards.
► Physical attractiveness requirements drove this effect most significantly.
► Differential exposure to resources did not alter women’s mating standards.
► Having resources lead to increased mating opportunity for men more than women.
► Therefore, exposure to resources adaptively alters mating standards of men.
Das entspricht in der Tat dem, was man nach den gängigen Evolutionären Betrachtungen erwarten würde. Männer mit mehr Ressourcen konnten vermutlich wählerischer sein, während dies bei Frauen, bei denen es weniger auf Ressourcen ankommt keine Rolle spielte.
Und umgekehrt zu den Vorteilen von Attraktivität in Bezug auf Geld
It turns out having a male agent is bad for the selling price of a house. Both male listing agents (those acting on behalf of the seller) and male selling agents (those acting on behalf of the buyer) are associated with lower house prices than their female counterparts. The gender of the agent, however, has no effect on how long a house is on the market.
Being attractive, for both listing and selling agents, is associated with higher final sale price for a house, with the effect on house prices of having an attractive listing agent is about twice as large as that of an attractive selling agent.
Where homeowners lose out on having an attractive listing agent, however, is in having their house on the market for longer. The attractiveness of the selling agent has no effect on length of time on the market (which makes sense since, presumably, the characteristics of the buyer’s agent only matter when the house is finally sold).
Interessant wäre es eine Aufstellung nach Geschlecht des Käufers vorzunehmen. Ich könnte mir vorstellen, dass Männer hier zur Kaufpreissteigerung beitragen.