Study: Men Seek Social Standing, Women Seek Companionship

A fascinating article scheduled for publication in the journal Psychological Science shows that both men and women get self-esteem from relationships – but that the source of self-esteem from relationships is different based on gender. The self-esteem that men get from a relationship comes largely from the social standing of being partnered. The self-esteem women get from a relationship is largely from the companionship and connection they feel with their partner.