But researchers also found that other commonly held mating beliefs were not borne out.Now we get to the heart of what you have been waiting to read, trying to be patient while LBL takes her own time trying to be clever: The studies examined how heterosexual mate preferences differed according to a person's gender, age, personal income, education and appearance satisfaction.
At the same time, not everyone we date in our mid-20s is our “soulmate,” and many of us still have our fair share of rebound relationships, one-night stands and other non-serious affairs.
It's as though Ben and Jerry were in the lab, creating all kinds of yummy gender identities available to folks.
So that last statement doesn't mean that people look for specific gender identities.
No matter how many times Life in the Boomer Lane (or anyone else) writes about the characteristics people look for in relationships, those actually looking for relationships will read it LBL is starting to think that, in the category of "hope springs eternal," humans believe that if enough studies are done, one's odious characteristics might eventually become seen as desirable to the opposite sex.
Unfortunately for these people, chronic unemployment, inability to tie one's shoes, and face pustules continue to be downers in most relationship choices.