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Women find deep, low male voice appealing


September 13th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Women looking for a mate find a deep yet low masculine voice appealing and rely on their memories to seek clues about the attributes of potential ... Read more...

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Male peacock’s tail plumage and eyespots attract females for mating


April 28th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Researchers Roz Dakin and Robert Montgomerie have discovered that natural variation in the number of eyespots on a male peacock's tail does not impact its mating success. However, peacocks whose tails are ... Read more...

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Why speed dating may not work


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 02 (ANI): When it comes to choosing romantic partners, the more potential mates a person meets, the more his or her decision is influenced, concludes a new study.In particular, when ... Read more...

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Mate guarding ‘more common in arranged marriages’


February 2nd, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Guarding your mate is a biological phenomenon.And this is common among many different species and can be useful to defend territory, guarantee paternity, or prevent disease.Mate ... Read more...

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For female fish, watching her mate take a beating is a turn-off


November 25th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): While experimenting with African cichlid fish, Stanford biologists discovered that when a female shows a preference for a particular male, but then witnesses him losing a fight with ... Read more...

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Female fish fan out fins to attract a mate


October 8th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time described the evolution of the size of a female trait that males prefer when choosing a partner.The research has shown that ... Read more...

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Our real-partners are poles apart from our ideal mates


October 2nd, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): You might have given a whole lot of thought about your ideal partner, but according to researchers, our image of the perfect mate is drastically different from our ... Read more...

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‘Virtual mates’ shed light on role of romance in parrot calls


August 4th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Challenging traditional understandings of the difference between birds 'songs' and 'calls', scientists used 'virtual mates' to discover if female parrots judge male contact calls when deciding on a ... Read more...

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Female toads ‘grow fat’ to thwart unwanted mates!


July 11th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that female toads can thwart unwanted suitors by simply inflating their bodies.The female toad, when grasped by its unwanted male counterpart, inflates ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Besides friends, strangers too influence our dating choices


June 8th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Men and women are greatly influenced not only by what their friends think of their potential fling or relationship partner, but also by the opinions of complete strangers, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Friends, strangers influence our dating preferences


June 8th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) Men and women are greatly influenced not only by what their friends think of their potential fling or relationship partner, but also by the opinion of complete strangers, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Singles go for hotties when given too many dating options


April 25th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): When it comes to choosing romantic partners, the more potential mates a person meets, the more his or her decision is influenced, concludes a new study.In particular, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Quantity determines quality when choosing romantic partners


April 16th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) If you have too many options in potential dating partners, you might end up with the one not best for you, research says. When people have a large number ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Our brains can’t handle too much love interest


April 16th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): When it comes to choosing romantic partners, the more potential mates a person meets, the more his or her decision is influenced, concludes a new study.In particular, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Women of greater genetic diversity have more sex partners


March 5th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 5 (ANI): Women of greater genetic diversity have more sexual partners, concludes a new study.After showing a series of genes linked to the immune system, Western Australia researchers say it ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How humans may, or may not, evolve in the future


November 25th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 25 (ANI): An article in National Geographic News has made four predictions in which human beings may, or may not evolve in the future.The first prediction is that human ... Read more...

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Female crabs ‘offer sexual favours in exchange for protection’


November 4th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 4 (ANI): An Australian study has found that female fiddler crabs have sex with their male neighbours in exchange for protection against wandering male intruders.Both male and female fiddler crabs ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Birds choose mates with same ‘market value’!


October 8th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 8 (ANI): Birds prefer to choose a mate who appears to be as attractive as themselves and has the same "market value", reveals a new study.In the research, boffins found ... Read more...

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The Pill ‘turns women off macho men’


October 8th, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): It gives women control over their sex lives. But now it seems the contraceptive pill is changing women's taste in men. A new study says females who take ... Read more...

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The genetic mutation that ruins orange-coloured fish sex lives


September 29th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Researchers from University of Konstanz, Germany and the University of Tokyo have found a genetic mutation that gives medaka fish its grey colour, rendering them less attractive to ... Read more...

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What female fish wants in males changes over time


August 14th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 14 (ANI): A new research conducted by Australian scientists has shown that some female fish find different male traits attractive from year to year.According to the researchers, the changing ... Read more...

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Animals make more complex decisions about choosing mates than earlier thought


June 9th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Purdue University researchers have shown that animals make more complex decisions about choosing mates than earlier thought.Andrew DeWoody, who led the study published in the journal Molecular Ecology, ... Read more...

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How genetics influences mate selection among humans


May 25th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Shedding new light on how humans choose their partners, a Brazilian scientist has revealed that people have an inherent tendency to get attracted towards genetically opposite individuals.Professor ... Read more...

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Does love at first sight actually happen?


April 8th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Does love at first sight actually happen? Well, scientists say that the answer to this ever-existing query lies in geneticists.In a study on fruit flies, American and Australian ... Read more...

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Does genetic priming guide selection of sex partners?


April 8th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Why do some females prefer certain males for mating? A team of American and Australian scientists, in experiments with fruit flies, has discovered that 'genetic priming' may be ... Read more...

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First kiss helps assess potential mates


February 14th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): Your first kiss is not just the first display of passion, but it is also a kind of screening process to discover whether a potential partner is ... Read more...

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Fish facing extinction due to interbreeding in murky waters


October 2nd, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 2 (ANI): Studying cichlids living off the shores of five Lake Victoria islands, a research team has found that polluted waters are blinding female fish that have eyes for ... Read more...

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Men find women’’s bodies more attractive in winter


September 28th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 28 (ANI): Women''s bare flesh in winter is a bigger turn-on for men, says a new research.To reach the conclusion, a group of male subjects were asked, at different ... Read more...

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Choosing a partner is more biological than sociological


September 12th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 12 (ANI): While it is believed that biological and societal factors influence choice of partners, a new study has suggested that immunity traits may be more involved in selecting ... Read more...

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How male fish deceive rivals about their top mate choice


August 1st, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 1 (ANI): New research has revealed that male fish try to conceal their choice of mate by feigning disinterest in females when competitors are around, new research suggests.Martin Plath, ... Read more...

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Bumblebees go off-color when ill


July 16th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Like humans, bumblebees too are not at their most astute when they are ill, says a new research, which found that the bees go ''off colour'' and ... Read more...

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Female jumping spiders get turned on by sexy ultraviolet rays


May 2nd, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 2 (ANI): They might be invisible to the human eye, but for the female Chinese jumping spider, ultraviolet B (UVB) rays come handy when it comes to mating, says ... Read more...

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Money is the key to a happy marriage


December 12th, 2007 - 1:17 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 12 (ANI): Even if you arent the best looking of men, chances are bright that you will settle down to wedded bliss if you have a fat bank balance, says ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

When a female is turned on by a male, many of her genes turn off


December 11th, 2007 - 1:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A study on swordtail fish has found that when a female is attracted to a male, entire suites of genes in her brain turn off.The study, conducted by ... Read more...

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Washing powder is the smell that reminds most of their mums


November 14th, 2007 - 2:03 am ICT by admin
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