Anthros in the media: Helen Fisher on human courtship at HuffPo

From HuffPo’s Anthony Weiner-based article on how guys who are attractive may perhaps not make the best husbands (research shows that guys rated the most masculine tend to have more testosterone and guys who have more testosterone are more likely to cheat or become separated or divorced)…

But who can blame her? She, like so many women — and men — pick a mate based on pretty predictable factors, dating back to caveman days when all we were trying to do was survive and keep our species going, according to physical anthropologist and Why Him? Why Her? author Helen Fisher, who has been studying human courtship for decades. We’re drawn to guys like Weiner because they have good genes we can pass on to our kids. The downside is that we take a huge risk on whether he’s going to be sexually faithful to us.

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