The evolution of desire: strategies of human mating

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Basic Books, Jan 26, 1995 - Family & Relationships - 272 pages
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How we chooseand loseour mates has always been a source of fascination. This controversial book is the first to present a unified theory of human mating behavior.The Evolution of Desireis based on the most massive study of human mating ever undertaken, encompassing more than 10,000 peoples of all ages from thirty-seven cultures worldwide. If we all want love, why is there so much conflict in our most cherished relationships? To answer this question, we must look into our evolutionary past, according to David M. Buss. For in attracting, keeping, and even breaking up with our mates, we are closer to our ancestral forebears than many of us think.

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User Review  - Antoniolarsongmail.com - Goodreads

Good stuff. All makes sense, but i feel like the main points could be condensed into a twelve page essay. but so it is with much academic writing. Still, there were some interesting anecdotes from ... Read full review

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User Review  - Megan Walsh - Goodreads

This book was awful. I chose to read this to complete a book review for my anthro seminar course for human reproduction. The ideas he presented were so old school, sexist, and idiotic. There was no ... Read full review

Contents

WHAT WOMEN WANT
19
MEN WANT SOMETHING ELSE
49
CASUAL SEX
73
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David M. Buss, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the UnDavid M. Buss, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the University of Texas, Austin, and previously taught at Harvard iversity of Texas, Austin, and previously taught at Harvard University and the University of Michigan. He is the author University and the University of Michigan. He is the author of the highly praised "The Evolution of Desire" and is interof the highly praised "The Evolution of Desire" and is internationally known for his expertise on sex, emotions, and thenationally known for his expertise on sex, emotions, and the strategies of human mating. He lives in Austin, Texas. strategies of human mating. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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