Women Prefer Young and Well-educated Sperm Donors, Study Finds

Women have always been drawn to an alpha male; a man with education and resources. Seeing that these resources are accrued with age, older men have always been preferred in the normal mating market. A recent Queensland University of Technology study conducted by Stephen Whyte revealed that this changes in an IVF setting.

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The sperm of men in their early 20s who've attained higher education is chosen faster that that of men in their 30s. 1546 women who conceived with donor sperm from Brisbane IVF clinic were studied from 2006 to 2015. The donors were aged between 18 and 40 years.

The young and educated donors carried the day. While younger sperm was selected as the parents believed it would be fitter and healthier, education was especially a big winning factor among women who were graduates themselves. This is a little contradictory as older men are generally more educated than their younger counterparts. High level of education is chosen with the perception that the child will be intelligent and have the ability to provide resources.

According to the author of the study, Mr Whyte, Women are no longer theoretically bound by proximity constraints, culture, social class or race when choosing a partner to mate with.

Until we see each other again, 


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