I've already witnesses women saying one thing and chasing after the complete opposite and it simply goes back to the age old question: "What the hell do women want?
" I think the study itself is confounded as it shows quantitave evidence that the majority of women go speed-dating to seek a long-term partner, but then rate the more sociosexual males higher.
This is consistent with age-related context-dependent mating strategies.
The researchers also found rather weak effects of similarity, a finding probably due to the brief interactions these individuals engaged in.
The researchers raise the possibility that a male's sociosexuality may indicate his history of successful mating experiences or mating skills (i.e., high mating intelligence), and that this is attractive to women.
They set up a speed-dating event and invited a total of 382 people (190 men and 192 women) who were aged 18-54 to participate.These numbers were influenced by the mating orientation of the other sex, however.The chances of a women mating increased if their partner had a short-term mating orientation, and the chances of a man mating increased if their partner had a long-term mating orientation.These popularity effects were not significantly influenced by age.Sociosexuality and shyness did a better job predicting popularity in this speed dating context than the personality traits extraversion and neuroticism, which are correlated with sociosexuality and shyness, respectively (sociosexuality with extraversion, shyness with neuroticism).