Once a student has sex, it becomes less of an issue in future relationships.," but don't hold its too-cute title against it—looked at how and when high-school students choose mates and their preferences when searching for a partner.(Humans tend to partner with mates that look and act like them.In real terms, that means couples with the same socioeconomic, racial, and religious background are common.In the Darwinian world of high-school dating, freshman girls and senior boys have the highest chances of successfully partnering up. And they have found that for the most part, they're accurate. Now, however, social scientists have examined them exhaustively and empirically.What the researchers looked for is called, in academic-speak, "matching": the likelihood and factors that lead to any individual partnering up.
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—interested in sex, whereas girls, no matter how boy-crazy, tend to focus on relationships.
Young men frequently fib about their sexual experience, whereas young women tend to be more truthful.
In high-school terms, that means math nerds date math nerds, though members of the debate team may also qualify.) he or she seeks in a partner as well as what he or she ends up getting.
The idea is that men and women—jocks and dorks, freshman and seniors—base their search not only on the characteristics of their chosen partner, but also the expected terms of the relationship.