What Women Want-What Men Want: Why the Sexes Still See Love and Commitment So Differently

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Contents
Prefaceix
Introduction: Attractiveness, Sexuality, and Choosing Mates1
1 Women's and Men's Sexualities: Differences in Arousal, Goals, and Selectivity11
2 Emotional Alarms: The Link Between Sex and Love37
3 What Do Women Want? Women's Perceptions of Sexual Attractiveness61
4 Choosing Partners for Marriage: Male Status and Female Competition83
5 What Do Men Want? Men's Criteria for Choosing Partners103
6 The Dating-Mating Market: The Man Shortage and Marriage Squeeze121
7 Romance, Male Dominance, and the Quest for Investment145
8 What Men and Women Want in Marriage165
9 Who Does the Diapers and the Dishes? The Domestic Division of Labor187
10 Are Men and Women Alike Around the Globe? Sex in China and Sooa209
Conclusion: Coping with Sex Differences and Cultural Change233
Notes 251
References 271
Index283

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