Men may be less picky not because they are men, but because societal norms require them to do the majority of the approaching in dating scenarios.
Women’s selectivity, meanwhile, might arise from their essentially arbitrary role as “selectors”.
A signal will then indicate that time is up and the men should move along to the next woman.
But in the non-standard “women rotating” events where men and women reversed roles, the researcher found the exact opposite pattern: men were picky, whereas women were less selective.
Put another way, there was a “Sadie Hawkins Effect”.
The festival simulates the scene when Thieu Hoa general trained her men before joining Hai Ba Trung’s army two thousands year ago.
This mini series is taken out from a bigger project on the Lunar New Year celebration in northern Vietnam.