Would you rather date someone who was dumped or who did the dumping?

In an article that appeared in Evolutionary Psychology, Christine Stanik, Robert Kurzban and Phoebe Ellsworth did some research on this and found out that men will give a woman a lower rating whey they learned she jettisoned her last boyfriend.  This may be out of fear that we might be next to walk the plank.  But women rated men more highly when they learned that the guy did the dumping.  Perhaps the women interpreted that as a sign of desirability.  (I wouldn’t use this as a dating technique! – HAL)

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