Sunday, July 24, 2022

Mate Selection IN 2022

 In this time and age, access to social media comes with its pros and cons. One of the cons being a façade of only the good in ones life. A false reality that is construed by ones timeline or feed. Social media content has moved from innocent family photos to explicit and self absorbed pictures of oneself and their belongings. From vacation pictures to house tours, everything is built around bragging. Now, in the context of mate value which is "one person’s characteristics that makes him or her desirable to another person as a partner", physical attractiveness has always been apart of deciding that value (Berg,2022). But, I believe there is another factor that has overpowered that, and that is money and wealth. So many women are willing to put looks aside if their potential mate has a lot of money to offer. Placing wealth as the main factor in mate value above all else. Social medias role in this is controversial but, the fact is this. The average American spends 2 hours and 6 minutes daily on social media, that is 14 hours a week spent scrolling (Broadband,2022). With these facts it is hard to believe that a correlation between the two is nonexistent.

Average daily time spent on social media (latest 2022 data). (n.d.). Retrieved July 24, 2022, from,1%20hour%20and%2015%20minutes

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