Sex differences in stipulated preferences and mate search by clients of a French marriage bureau.

Psychological reports

PubMedID: 16673990

Vaillant N. Sex differences in stipulated preferences and mate search by clients of a French marriage bureau. Psychol Rep. 2006;98(1):285-90.
Using data from the file of a French matchmaking agency, this study confirmed some previous results on traditional male-female differences in stipulations by placers of advertisements: women seek features influencing financial resources, while men offer these characteristics and seek younger women. An interesting and original result is that the sampled women are older than the men, which partially explains why they spend relatively more money in professional matchmaking services as they age.