Mr. Okay is perfectly suited for you than even Mr. Perfect Â
Most girls try to wait for â€˜Mr Perfectâ€™, 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 girlsâ€™ 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. â€œAn individual might hold out to find the perfect mate but run the risk of coming up empty and leaving no progeny,â€ explained co-author Chris Adami, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at Michigan State University. â€œSettling early for the sure bet gives you an evolutionary advantage, if living in a small group,â€ he emphasised.
There is no denying the fact that everyone wants to go for the best. It is in our nature â€“ traced back to the earliest humans â€“ 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. â€œPrimitive humans were likely forced to bet on whether or not they could find a better mate,â€ Adami noted. â€œThey 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,â€ he said. â€œIf they chose to wait, they risk never mating,â€ 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.