Beyond global sociosexual orientations

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Sociosexuality is usually assessed as the overall orientation toward uncommitted sex, although this global approach may mask unique contributions of different components. Discriminant validity was shown with regard to a their factorial structure, b sex differences, c many established correlates of sociosexuality, and d the prediction of observed flirting behavior when meeting an attractive opposite-sex stranger, even down to the level of objectively coded behaviors, as well as e the self-reported number of sexual partners and f changes in romantic relationship status over the following year. Within couples, the 3 components also showed distinct degrees of assortative mating and distinct effects on the romantic partner. Implications for the evolutionary psychology of mating tactics are discussed.

Lars Penke and Jens B Asendorpf Sociosexuality is usually assessed as the overall orientation toward uncommitted sex, although this global approach may mask unique contributions of different components. Discriminant validity was shown with regard to a their factorial structure, b sex differences, c many established correlates of sociosexuality, and d the prediction of observed flirting behavior when meeting an attractive opposite-sex stranger, even down to the level of objectively coded behaviors, as well as e the self-reported number of sexual partners and f changes in romantic relationship status over the following year. Within couples, the 3 components also showed distinct degrees of assortative mating and distinct effects on the romantic partner.

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Sociosexuality is usually assessed as the overall orientation toward uncommitted sex, although this global approach may mask unique contributions of different components. In a large online study N 2, and a detailed behavioral assessment of young adults both singles and couples with a 1-year follow-up, the authors established 3 theoretically meaningful components of sociosexuality: past behav-ioral experiences, the attitude toward uncommitted sex, and sociosexual desire all measured by a revised version of the Sociosexual Orientation Inventory. Discriminant validity was shown with regard to a their factorial structure, b sex differences, c many established correlates of sociosexuality, and d the prediction of observed flirting behavior when meeting an attractive opposite-sex stranger, even down to the level of objectively coded behaviors, as well as e the self-reported number of sexual partners and f changes in romantic relationship status over the following year. Within couples, the 3 components also showed distinct degrees of assortative mating and distinct effects on the romantic partner. Implications for the evolutionary psychology of mating tactics are discussed.