Study Says Men More Likely To Buy Expensive Ring For Attractive Partner

Study Says Men More Likely To Buy Expensive Ring For Attractive Partner

New Delhi: A study suggests that the looks of the women can affect their male partner’s choice for buying an expensive engagement ring.
The study suggested that male partners are more likely to buy expensive rings when paired with women who are attractive. Also, females who ranked themselves as physically attractive were more likely to go for larger, more expensive rings, regardless of their male partner looked like.

Madalyn Taylor from Western Oregon University in the US said," The finding is consistent with the notion that desirable women expect greater resource investment from their mates." 
The study included data from 590 participants with an average age of 30 years, and was published in Evolutionary Psychological Science.

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The participants were presented with a photograph and some brief information about a member of the opposite sex. The depicted individuals were pre-rated as attractive or unattractive, and the participants were asked to imagine themselves as the boyfriend or girlfriend of the depicted individual.
Men were asked to indicate the size of ring they would buy for their imaginary girlfriends. On the other hand, women had to choose the smallest ring they were willing to settle for.
And when the results came out, they stated that men are willing to purchase larger, more expensive engagement rings when imagining themselves mated to a more attractive woman. These results are in agreement with an earlier research made on mate attraction tactics, which indicated that men use symbol of their financial status to attract their desirable partner.
Another way to look at the study is that women are willing to settle for a less handsome partner if he can compensate it in other areas, such as being financially better off.

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