posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 04:49 AM
In terms of relationships, the most genetically advantageous situation is to have a nice, nurturing beta male to take care of the woman and her
offspring, but at the same time to cheat on the man with a "bad boy" and pass his stronger, alpha-male genes on to her own son. This is a very
shrewd strategy because everyone (except the hapless beta male dad) benefits. The woman gets a gentle, caring, loyal mate, but she also gets to mingle
her genes with a wild, stronger male. This is a very common evolutionary gambit in birds and mammals, including humans.
So in this scenario, yes, women do go for nice guys, but there is always going to be a strong temptation to cheat with a more wild male on the side.
It's perfectly rational from a genetic standpoint. But it grates on people's morality so women come up with excuses like "I was lonely, he wasn't
satisfying me emotionally, we grew apart..."