The Frequency of Some Aspects of Mate Poaching and Their Relationships with Sociosexuality Cover Image

Učestalost nekih aspekata preotimanja partnera i njihova povezanost sa socioseksualnosti
The Frequency of Some Aspects of Mate Poaching and Their Relationships with Sociosexuality

Author(s): Jasna Hudek-Knežević, Igor Kardum, Petra Grundler
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Institut društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar
Keywords: poaching; short-term relationship; sociosexuality; evolutionary theory

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this study was to examine gender differences in attempts and successes of short-term poaching of someone else's sexual partner, the frequency of being a target of short- -term poaching and the success of one's own short-term poaching attempts as well as the frequency of being a victim of short-term poaching of one's own sexual partner. Furthermore, the relationships between different aspects of poaching experiences and sociosexuality in women and men were also examined. The study was carried out on a sample of 819 university students. The results showed that men attempted to poach someone else's sexual partner for a short-term relationship more often than women. A similar number of women and men reported to be somewhat successful when poaching someone else's partner, but women more often than men reported to be quite successful. Furthermore, a similar number of women and men reported that someone tried to poach them for a short-term relationship. However, significantly more women reported to be a frequent target of poaching, while men reported that they were poached more easily than women. Women reported to have been more often than men in a romantic relationship and more often with a partner who had attracted them while they had been in another relationship. Sociosexuality is similarly related to different poaching experiences in women and men, and more with poaching attempts than with its success. The results obtained were explained by evolutionary theories of reproductive behavior.

  • Issue Year: 22/2013
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 63
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Croatian