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Mr. Okay is perfectly suited for you than even Mr. Perfect

Mr. Okay is perfectly suited for you than even Mr. Perfect

Mr. Okay is perfectly suited for you than even Mr. Perfect  

Most girls try to wait for ‘Mr Perfect’, someone who is the best of the best. To be true girls want a boy who must resemble the hero she has been dreaming for long. Many a times girls’ parents too continue to wait for such a non-existent hero or Mr perfect.

But alas, this Mr perfect or hero continues to elude and girls lose many years in this useless wait. A marriage portal Shaadi.com advertisement showed a girl and her father running behind every good looking boy on the street with a pagdi that is worn in India during marriage ceremonies. But as he eludes, they turn to an online portal and continue with the hunt.

Now a study says that instead of waiting for Mr perfect, girls should go for Mr. Okay instead. “An individual might hold out to find the perfect mate but run the risk of coming up empty and leaving no progeny,” explained co-author Chris Adami, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at Michigan State University. “Settling early for the sure bet gives you an evolutionary advantage, if living in a small group,” he emphasised.

marriage shia muslimsThere is no denying the fact that everyone wants to go for the best. It is in our nature – traced back to the earliest humans – to take the safe bet when stakes are high, such as whether or not we will mate, said the researchers who studied the evolution of risk aversion. “Primitive humans were likely forced to bet on whether or not they could find a better mate,” Adami noted. “They could either choose to mate with the first, potentially inferior, companion and risk inferior offspring, or they could wait for Mr. or Ms. Perfect to come around,” he said. “If they chose to wait, they risk never mating,” Adami pointed out.

Researchers worked hard with latest technologies. With the help of digital organisms, the researchers used a computational model to trace risk-taking behaviours through thousands of generations of evolution. These organisms were programmed to make bets in high-payoff gambles, which reflect the life-altering decisions that natural organisms must make, as for example choosing a mate. However, not everyone develops the same level of aversion to risk, the researchers pointed out. The study appeared in the journal Scientific Reports.

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