The Japanese Journal of Personality
Online ISSN : 1349-6174
Print ISSN : 1348-8406
ISSN-L : 1348-8406
Short Reports
Examining the Relation Between Sociosexuality and Mating Concerns
Shin NakamineYutaka Watanabe
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2018 Volume 26 Issue 3 Pages 303-305


The present study examined the relationship between sociosexuality and mating concerns. Sixteen female undergraduates and fourteen male undergraduates participated in the experiment. Participants passed through the right side of an opposite-sex confederate and entered a laboratory. They were asked to answer questions pertaining to sociosexuality and interest in the confederate. The results showed that the relationship between sociosexuality and interest in the confederate was significant among men; no such relationship emerged among women. For unrestricted men, mating may be an important concern in social life.

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