The one tautology about money is that once you have money, you don’t worry as much about not having money.And when you worry less about money, you get to fight more about all the other joys in a relationship.Neither gender may be shallow, he says, but may be making their choice of mate because of millions of years of evolution.“Female bower birds select males with the nicest nest, and in many insects, the female selects a male who offers her a nice gift of prey he has captured,” he says.He calls it the “mating market.” Presumably, gay people also compete with members of the same sex when looking for a partner.There was one deviation: Older people care less about physical attraction, professional success or the potential to make a lot of money, the study found.Now imagine if there were 1.4 million undead zombies roaming the country. Most would agree that a top 1% income is rich wherever you live.
Once you understand such a man’s fears and hopes, you are well on your way to living the good life! They know what it’s like to be middle class or lower because that’s exactly where they toiled for most of their lives.
“I don’t think this is superficial at all,” says Jacqueline Whitmore, the founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach.
“Speaking as a woman, most women of a certain age want security, but we also want someone who doesn’t look, act and dress like a troll.
“What really surprised us was just how substantial this difference was between men and women,” says David Frederick, assistant professor in health psychology at Chapman University and a co-author of the study.
The study was conducted by researchers at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., and is due to be published in the January 2016 edition of the peer-reviewed academic journal “Personality and Individual Differences.” The researchers interviewed people in an online questionnaire about qualities they find important in a partner.