Mating and dating


24-Dec-2017 03:28

Trivers defines parental investment as “any investment by the parent in an individual offspring that increases the offspring's chance of surviving (and hence reproductive success) at the cost of the parent's ability to invest in other offspring.” Trivers posited that differential parental investment between males and females drives the process of sexual selection, which leads to the evolution of sexual dimorphism in mate choice, competitive ability, and courtship displays (see also secondary sex characteristics).In humans, females make a larger parental investment than males (i.e.This type of flirting does not intend to lead to sexual intercourse or romantic relationship, but increases the bonds between two people.Flirting with intent plays a role in the mate-selection process.The person flirting will send out signals of sexual availability to another, and expects to see the interest returned in order to continue flirting.Flirting can involve non-verbal signs, such as an exchange of glances, hand-touching, hair-touching, or verbal signs, such as chatting up, flattering comments, and exchange of telephone numbers in order to initiate further contact.

Mate-guarding behaviours and sexual jealousy point to an evolutionary history in which sexual relations with multiple partners became a recurrent adaptive problem, By contrast, journalist Daniel Bergner, who dismisses evolutionary biology, argues that monogamy has been used to control human female sexual behavior and that the human female sex drive is not lower than the human male sex drive.

Gradually in a bid to compete in order to obtain resources from potential men, women have evolved to show extended sexuality.



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