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1) costs related to emotional investment:
BUSS 1989 - women prefer men with resources; assuming men are willing to share their resources because of importance of resources to the female. Female rejectee's would experience higher costs losing the emotional investment of their partner.
2)increasing commitment:
PERILLOUX AND BUSS 2008 - as women value emotional commitment so highly they may employ strategies when threatened with a possible breakdown of a relationship. For instance, they may suggest getting married or having children
BUSS AND SCHMITT 1993 - According to the evolutionary theory, males have an evolved desire for sexual variety. Therefore, can serve desire by obtaining sexual access to females outside a relationship. Alternatively, can be used as a tactic to end relationship and help find a replacement mate quickly. Males are more likely to engage in sexual activities with new potential mates prior to break up.
4)reputational damage:
Those who ended the relationship may be seen as heartless and cruel. Whereas rejectee perceived as the victim. Any damage to reputation may effect them finding a longterm relationship in the future. Therefore, rejectors may be motivated to act sympathetically towards their partner during the break up

*used 98 males, 101 females…


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