July 8, 2006

Happiness and assortative mating for personality

Shameless plug for a post I just wrote for GNXP. I figured there were enough posts here neurotically puzzling over the weird world of women. Short and sweet of it: no assortative mating for any personality traits, substantial assortative mating for social / political attitudes (taxes, military, etc.), and happiness of marriage depends far more on similarity in some personality traits (especially Agreeableness) than on similarity in social attitudes.

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