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How do we choose our romantic partners?

A couple (male and female) looking into each other's eyes lovingly. The female is holding three red balloons.

Psychologist explores mates choice research.

Our weekly program, Missouri State Journal, is a collaboration between KSMU Radio and Missouri State University. It's hosted and produced by MSU's Office of Strategic Communication, and it airs each Tuesday morning at 9:45 a.m. on KSMU. 

What do we look for when choosing a romantic partner? How do men and women differ in their preferences for a mate?

Curious to find out, Dr. Bogdan Kostic, associate professor of psychology at Missouri State University, dived into mates choice research.

Kostic highlights some key things his studies have revealed.

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A native of Malaysia, Emily moved to Springfield in 2010 and started working at Missouri State University in 2014. She’s currently the assistant director in the Office of Strategic Communication. She has a BA in Mass Communications from Colorado State University-Pueblo and a Master of Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
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