Do Don Juans have better genes than family men?

Alice H Eagly*

*Corresponding author for this work

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An alternative interpretation of Gangestad and Simpson's findings features the assumption that only a subgroup of those men who are low in fluctuating asymmetry are typically available for short-term mating. In general, these philandering men do not offer higher genetic quality than men who are securely attached to long-term mates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601-602
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 4 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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