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Mating and marriage, husbands and lovers

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 August 2019

Stephen Beckerman
Affiliation:
Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 stv@psu.edu

Abstract

Human mating strategies are contingent on individual prospects. Gangestad & Simpson provide a useful framework to explore these differing prospects, but do not take sufficient account of what is known ethnographically about mating decisions. Women often do not select their own long term mates. Men often have two or more long term mates, and can invest in the offspring of short term matings also.

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2000 Cambridge University Press

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