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Differences between men and women in age preferences for a same-sex partner

  • Ray Over (a1) and Gabriel Phillips (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 March 1997

We show through analysis of personal advertisements that age preferences for a homosexual or lesbian partner are similar to differences found between men and women in age preferences for a opposite-sex partner. Such data call into question the claim by Kenrick & Keefe (1992) that the sex differences in age selectivity in mate selection are governed by reproductive strategies.

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