The Evolution Of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating

The Evolution Of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating

If we all want love, why is there so much conflict in our most cherished relationships? To answer this question, says noted psychologist David Buss, we must look into our evolutionary past. Based on the most massive study of human mating ever undertaken, encompassing more than 10,000 people of all ages from thirty-seven cultures worldwide, The Evolution of Desire is the first book to present a unified theory of human mating behavior.

Now in an updated edition with two new chapters by the author, The Evolution of Desire presents the latest research in the field, including starting new discoveries about the evolutionary advantages of infidelity, orgasm, and physical attractiveness.

Title:The Evolution Of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780465008025
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    The Evolution Of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating Reviews

  • Augusts Bautra

    Feminists hate this book, the politically correct call it chauvinistic - both indicators of a book a thinking person should read. And it is, a must-read by my standards.Buss spells it out for all of u...

  • Marianne

    The Evolution of Desire is indeed quite interesting. Data shows that in the sexual selection process, humans choose between temporary (casual) and long-term (co-parenting) and use many strategies to a...

  • Mehrsa

    Super interesting book. TL/DR: Men love hot women. Women love rich men. Not, but seriously. My favorite part was the end where he talks about how understanding our wiring does not mean that we are sla...

  • Dave

    I thought the conclusions Buss has drawn are presumptuous and a bit unfair against women. For instance, he argues that due to the large history of violence against women, women are born with risk-asso...

  • Jurgen Dhaese

    This is an absolutely groundbreaking and mind-blowing book that will change the way you think about dating, love and sex for good.Backed up by solid scientific research David Buss sheds light on why w...

  • Emily

    I read this book a few years ago and just flipped through it again before lending it to a friend. It's an excellent primer in evolutionary psychology, but be warned--Buss's tone comes across as insane...

  • Denise

    Looking at the author's picture, pretty nice genetic package there. Sure I'd do him, provided he makes six figures and is five+ years older than me. Also, since neither of us would be interested in ma...

  • Morgan

    This book was amazing. Buss is a great writer, he is very eloquent and yet simple. People with no knowledge of the field could easily read and enjoy this book. He is clearly very passionate about his ...

  • Scott Lerch

    Kind of boring. Keeps repeating the same thing over and over a million different ways: men and women use different (and not so surprising) strategies to maximize their own resources (be it sex, social...

  • Melissa

    I read the first one hundred pages or so and then skimmed the rest. Interesting topic but written in such a dry and boring manner....