Lesson Plan: What do you look for in a partner?
What do you look for in a partner? Do you think this might be different for men and women? What about people of different ages?
Listen from 0.00- 5.05. What does the research say?
What are some of the things people find attractive, according to the audio?
- shared values
- fun family
- good skin
- good at sports
- good sense of humour
- similar hobbies
- someone you can trust
|What is the most
|someone who will laugh at my jokes.
|If they like me,
|to rate individual characteristics
|I’m just looking for
|important thing you look for in a partner?
|They have to be funnier
|it becomes less important for them.
|We asked people
|than what I think I am.
|As men age,
|I just like them back.
Discussion: Is this true for you and the people you know?
Part 2: What do you think this research says about human beings, in terms of evolution? Listen to 5.05-10.06 to find out.
- What’s new about this research?
- What species act in similar ways to this research?
- Do they know anything about same sex couples? Why/ why not?
- How might dating apps change the way we date?
Complete these sentences with these words: shallow, anecdotal, focussed, pickiness, evolutionary
- That is confirmed by our everyday experience, by ________________evidence
- From an __________________ perspective, have humans always been like this?
- This just shows how ____________________ young men are today.
- This kind of research has been really __________________ on sex differences.
- I guess you can’t make the same kind of comparisons.
- Maybe it increases people’s _____________________ .
Discussion: Do you think people’s preferences have changed over time? Do you think we are more or less shallow than a few years ago?
Lead-in: What more information would you like to know about the study?
Read this article. Did it include any more details?
Details: Are the following true or false:
- Women think how much money their partner earns is important
- Men and women over thirty show no differences
- As people get older, trust is more important
- Evolutionary theory is criticised by some people
- Some people care a lot about many traits
Can you find words from the article that fit this table:
Discussion: Do these findings explain some of the way you and your friends act/ have acted? Do you think the findings should affect they way we act?