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== Potential mismatches ==
* '''Arranged marriages vs free mate choice''': Historically, arranged marriages were often the norm, so today's dating world with emphasis on free mate choice, individualism etc., may mismatch innate expectations that we may evolved to have for our parents to be involved in partner choices, and for mate choice to occur within a community and with the approval of others. In a large sample of hunter-gatherer societies, 70% primarily practiced arrange marriage,<ref name="apostl"></ref> and also in medieval Europe arranged marriages were the norm.<ref></ref>
* '''Death of male coalitions''': Cross-cultural evidence points to men forming male coalitions, organizing in [[dominance hierarchies|competence hierarchies]]<ref name="cooking"></ref> in order to extract resources<ref></ref> and monopolize the women of other men.<ref name="apostl"></ref> Hence the entire concept of women entering these male coalitions and working side-by-side with men, as well as [[romance|romantic]] relationships in terms of equal romantic investment, are evolutionary novel, and possibly corrupt epistatic pathways in the development of male behavior.<ref></ref> Women have rarely ever been individuals themselves, but merely [[sex drive#Female_passivity|passive]] motivators for male [[intrasexual competition]].<ref name="cooking"></ref><ref></ref>
* '''Affirmative action for women''': Women have never occupied higher status than men,<ref></ref> so men getting [[mog]]ged by women left and right may be a source of great confusion and [[shy]]ness in men. In women, combined with their [[hypergamy]], this also causes a mismatch as they naturally expect to find men more dominant than themselves, and rather [[femcel|stay singles]] when failing to find a partner who matches their expectations (see [[hypergamy]]). Women have always been dependent on men, but today, they can live entirely off of the state, so they have less incentive to pair bond with men.


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