If the initial struggle to reject undesired mates has energetic costs that exceed the benefits of choosiness
, then females may accept males of any size, especially if male size does not affect female mobility during mating.
His very choosiness
enables him, despite his reservations, to call on Plato's thought repeatedly in his speculative constructions of Christ, heaven, humankind, earth, and angels.
Permitted only brief and shallow liaisons, young women are pressured to exhibit license rather than reserve, availability rather than choosiness
When a man has secured a mate, the potential cost of being discovered may increase his choosiness
regarding short-term partners relative to unpartnered men, who can better increase their short-term mating success by relaxing their standards," the study's authors wrote.
For this reason, it is easier to use the tolerance factor, which measures the choosiness
of the species to the available range of EGVs.
Ditching duds In a classic study of the bird's-foot trefoil (right), plants allowed to abort immature fruits on their own had higher quality offspring than plants for which researchers thinned the immature fruits--a possible sign of female choosiness
41) Although results have been patchy, some amino acids seem to associate with surprising choosiness
to the code-words assigned to them in the standard genetic code.
For his part, Betancourt said the extended vacancies on Seventh, which are happening because a bunch of leases signed a decade ago are suddenly ending, are more a function of choosiness
on the part of landlords than any lack of demand.
Males fight for the access to females (Schaefer and Uhl, 2003), and they also exhibit choosiness
preferring large females (Uhl, 1998).
for short-term sex can only be explained by women preferring guys who display strong healthy genes that can be passed down to potential offspring.
The attitude of unreserved choosiness
that governs the norms
And his choosiness
over who he grants an interview keeps him as far out of the papers as is within his control.