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

February 9, 2015 2:09 AM

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

“They could either choose to mate with the first, potentially inferior, companion and risk inferior offspring, or they could wait for Mr. or Ms. Perfect to come around,” he said. “If they chose to wait, they risk never mating.”

Adami and his co-author Arend Hintze, MSU research associate, used a computational model to trace risk-taking behaviors through thousands of generations of evolution with digital organisms. These organisms were programmed to make bets in high-payoff gambles, which reflect the life-altering decisions...

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