It was interesting to learn about how one’s personal characteristics can make him/her desirable to another person as a partner, also known as mate value. I enjoyed reading about the mate value inventory because I never would have thought to rate myself on these traits. There are some items in the inventory that I never would have thought first. The total of the items would be your mate value which was really interesting to figure out and learn. Another interesting element of this lecture was the male and women preferences. I learned that women usually look for a mate who has good financial stability, and are ambitious and industrious. I can see where this comes from because these traits can create a successful family. Men on the other hand prefer mates with good looks, which is “indicative of fertility”.