forum.jpg (4424 bytes)     "Inside  every small problem is a large problem struggling to get out."

Rules Forum Contributors [For contributors only]


Experimental Economics
General Equilibrium
Other Topics
Prisoners Dilemma
Zero Sum Games


Thread and Full Text View

Ask a question about: Other Topics
Respond to the question: Game theory in human mate selection?

03/15/2003 10:24 AM by Robert; Game theory in human mate selection
The human mating arena is one of the most competitive of all human contests.
The payoffs are high enough to start wars. Male preferences in a mate can literally be predicted. Female's preferences in a mate cannot. (In spite of what both genders claim about their preferences).
I have seen game theory studies on the mate competition of gibbons, lemmings and baboons. Has any one seen such a study on us humans.
The most hillarious (tragic) part about this, is that we all act as if this fierce and ruthless game is not occurring around us every day. Just as that proverbial elephant in the living room whom no one notices.

Greetings from the Netherlands.
[Manage messages]