Sexual Attraction

The basic principle of sexual attraction is you are attracted to the partner who would most help you raise children successfully. You would think then that women would go for rich men. But they often go for physically strong or athletic men or even cruel men instead. Why? In our pre-civilisation days, the skills you wanted in a partner were hunting and the ability to fight off predators and marauders. Your kids would be raised by the time you are thirty. So it would not matter if your partner burned himself out at thirty. So risk takers today are considered desirable.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)