Women want men with money. And these stereotypes hold true for rich and poor, young and old, high school dropouts and university graduates, and even those who think they're hot and those who think they're not, according to new research published in the peer-reviewed academic journal Personality and Individual Differences. The study of more than 27, heterosexual people in the US — published by a team of health, social and behavioural scientists at UCLA, Chapman University, Indiana University and Rutgers University — asked respondents to rate the importance of different characteristics in a long-term partner. It found people's preferences were more consistent with gender than with age, income, education or satisfaction with their own appearance. Brendan Zietsch, a researcher in evolutionary psychology at the University of Queensland, said the findings were very unsurprising, with numerous studies demonstrating similar results.
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