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Women prefer shy guys

A woman’s ideal mate is not the cocky and confident alpha male society might have us believe, but in fact a meeker type who can provide for her.

Researchers in the US found, during their studies into the nuclear family, that while some of our primitive male ancestors fought each others for mating rights with females, lower ranking males provided food and care instead.

Scientists at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville said “a sexual revolution” took place when women responded to these carers, with whom they began to depend upon and started forming long term relationships with.

Sergey Gavrilets, an evolutionary biologist said that this led to faithful couples becoming the norm and was a “foundation for the modern family” based on two parents, thus prolonging the survival rate for offspring.

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