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  1. #1 Does popular growth affect the natural selection? 
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    I was thinking about how population growth can effect natural selection, specially in regards to women's mate choice.

    Based on my view as a regular guy and not a scientist, what I see has changed in the decision making of one's mate is that the importance of physical beauty has raised much higher than before.Specially for men since at the earlier times the physical appearance was not focused as much a it is now. Having six packs, bulky body, full beard and acceptable look.

    I am asking this because I am a super skinny ugly man who does not attract girls at all. I wonder how the nature has been unfair to me in this regard

    Please ,scientifically, prove this to me if I'm wrong


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    "Specially for men since at the earlier times the physical appearance was not focused as much a it is now. Having six packs, bulky body, full beard and acceptable look. "

    I doubt that's true.

    It's certainly possible to improve physical looks-- for example being skinny--doing more strength exercises. Besides, there's a heck of a lot more to make one attractive than physical looks-- a disarming smile, sense of humor, sharp quick mind, good story telling, sense of caring and willingness to help others (and animals), a fat wallet. People find all sorts of things attractive besides having six-pack abs.


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    I don't know that population growth in itself is affecting women's mate choice.

    I do agree that it has changed. I believe women were more monogamous and smartly preferred to hitch up with whoever owed the most goats. Lately we still have the most goats thing, but also polygamy or "serial monogamy" (divorce) so that women can enjoy the luxury of romping with a badboy. Like perhaps five years with the sexy cad before she realizes he'll never own a house. Most straight women I know admit there are two different kinds of man they're attracted to.

    Not population growth in itself, but maybe civilization allowing greater diversity of roles and strategies? So that men are enabled to try these different reproductive strategies?
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