Settling for ‘Mr. Okay’ a better evolutionary strategy than holding out for ‘Mr. Right’

February 9, 2015 1:14 PM

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Settling for ‘Mr. Okay’ a better evolutionary strategy than holding out for ‘Mr. Right’

Most of the times, young women are told to settle down for a man who makes them really happy and is an ideal match for them. But according to a new study, settling for ‘Mr. Pretty Good’ is a better evolutionary strategy than holding out for Mr. Right.

As per Michigan State University researchers, human nature contains a strong element of risk aversion i.e. it has a tendency to take the safest bet when risk is high. This made ancient humans to settle for a currently available mate, as waiting for something better to come along increased the risk t...

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