This imbalance of power may not have been problematic in times when marriage was not supposed to be a relationship between equals – in patriarchal societies, it was accepted that the male partner would wield more sexual, economic and political sway over the female partner in all institutions ranging from law, medicine, governance to family and marriage.
Likewise in matrilineal societies, a husband submitted to living with his wife’s family and adapting himself to the ways of the established household.
Both terms were coined in India in the 19th century while translating classical Hindu law books, which used the Sanskrit terms anuloma and pratiloma for the two concepts.
Studies of heterosexual mate selection in dozens of countries around the world have found men and women report prioritizing different traits when it comes to choosing a mate, with men tending to prefer women who are young and attractive and women tending to prefer men who are rich, well-educated, ambitious, and attractive.
They argue that as societies shift towards becoming more gender-equal, women's mate selection preferences will shift as well.
Some research support that theory, including a 2012 analysis of a survey of 8,953 people in 37 countries, which found that the more gender-equal a country, the likelier male and female respondents were to report seeking the same qualities as each other rather than different ones.
There is nothing new in marriage between different classes – kings and queens have done it before and royal heirs of today are still doing it.
Social learning theorists, however, say women value men with high earning capacity because women's own ability to earn is constrained by their disadvantaged status in a male-dominated society.But the premise did raise questions about how singles with much different levels of attractiveness and attributes fare when they become romantically involved.In the movie, Kirk is an average guy who works at the Pittsburgh airport.He’s out of shape, uncoordinated, and drives a clunker. Or as the movie’s slogan bluntly states it: “How can a 10 go for a 5?Then he meets a successful, smart, and stunning blonde named Molly. ” Knowing how formulaic romantic comedies usually turn out, you can predict the ending to this tale.