• the mate value is evaluated on at least three dimensions:

    1. attractiveness/vitality: are we a physically attractive person with an appealing personality?
    2. status/resources: are we a winner or a loser? do we have money? are we cultured and well-educated?
    3. warmth/trustworthiness: are we a warm, loving, loyal, and devoted person?

    if you are high on all three dimensions, you are at the top of the sexual status hierarchy. everyone wants to date you, have sex with you, marry you, and make babies with you. if you are low on all three dimensions, you are at the bottom of the sexual status hierarchy. hardly anyone wants to date you, have sex with you, marry you, or make babies with you.