Study: Settling for ‘Mr. Okay’ a better strategy than holding out for Mr. Right
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Young women in America are often told not to settle for a man who makes them anything less than 100 percent happy. But a new study has found that settling for "Mr. Pretty Good" is a better evolutionary strategy than holding out for Mr. Right. Michigan State University researchers found that human nature contains a strong element of risk aversion -- that is, a tendency to take the safest bet when stakes are high. This encouraged primitive humans to settle for a currently available mate, since waiting for something better to come along increased the risk that the human might never mate at all.