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Obviously there might be a bias in the way that the findings are presented ("Men with negative, sexist attitudes towards women - justifying male privilege"), but stripping away the political labels, there's truth in the idea that dominance and assertiveness in dating is attractive.
I teach primarily Asian Americans and one of the most recurring themes I hear from non-Asian women is that they perceive Asian men to be lacking in dominance, and assertiveness, and thus don't find them attractive. While Asian men think non-Asian women don't find them attractive so they won't approach them in the first place to display said qualities.
It's one big vortex of misunderstanding. I'd be interested in your thoughts on how prejudice and racism play a role in dating as that is what I address when teaching.
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