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mat·ing

(māt'ing),
The pairing of male and female for the purpose of reproduction.
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mating

The pairing of male and female organisms for reproduction.
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mat·ing

(māt'ing)
The pairing of male and female for the purpose of reproduction.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

mating

  1. any reproduction involving two sexes.
  2. (in lower organisms) reproduction between types that differ in physiology but not in physical form.
  3. (in birds and mammals) the behavioural process of pair-formation rather than of copulation leading to sexual reproduction.
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(2014) make reference, combined with the earliest manifestation of infants' attachment behaviors as outlined by Bowlby (1969), along with the evolved qualities associated with reproductive value that influence mate selection, may be accommodated within a Darwinian model of evolution by natural selection and intentional human self-domestication.
These findings are in line with the contention of evolutionary theorists who posit that reproductive strategies are at the heart of the mate selection process.
Our results could explain why, although according to the Chinese proverbs, tall, rich, handsome men and white, wealthy, beautiful women are perceived as being well-suited for mate selection (Chu, Hardaker, & Lycett, 2007), nevertheless, many women in China do not choose a man who is tall, rich, and/or handsome as their romantic partner.
Narcissism Guides Mate Selection: Humans mate assortatively, as revealed by facial resemblance, following an algorithm of "Self Seeking Like".
This type of mate selection and a strong involvement of parents in this procedure is called the traditional isolation.
Eugenides considers all these matters from a seriocomic perspective, concentrating on the frustration that ensues when the rules of the evolutionary game--particularly with respect to women's mate selection criteria--suddenly shift.
Reproductive success of fish is often a function of size, which can play an important role in determining males' access to females through the mechanisms of mate selection or territoriality (Warner, 1982; Hoffman, 1985).
In examining matching patterns to isolate the factors that affect marital choice, the results indicate that while age of the female drives the matching process in all regions of the world examined, it is the hours worked by the male that affects mate selection and the organization of marriage markets among immigrants from Mexico, Asia, Central American, South America, and Africa.
Despite the evidence that Frank presents suggesting that genes control everything from mental states to mate selection, she is careful to point out that "my genes are not fate but cards I've been dealt, and some of those cards give me a certain amount of latitude in playing the game of life." Well played, Ms.
There is plenty of material to spark anyone's interest in further reading on bioethics, genetics, and even animal behavior, specifically female mate selection. Reminiscent of James's Children of Men (Knopf, 1993) and Atwood's A Handmaid's Tale (McClelland, 1985/VOYA December 1986), this series practically begs to be a book club selection.--Angelica Delgado.