Conditional mating strategies are contingent on return from investment

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (4):605-606 (2000)
Gangestad & Simpson present an evolutionary functional analysis of mating strategies. This commentary interprets their argument using a central concept from life history theory, return from investment. Incorporating return from investment allows further specification of costs and benefits from short-term mating in women as well as men and in ecological settings of high environmental variation in mortality and resource availability.
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