People from Western cultures are more likely to look for a partner who wants children than those in the East, a Swansea University study has found.
The research found women and men in countries such as the UK and Australia were more likely to prioritise a partner who wants children.
Dr Andrew Thomas, from Swansea University, said this was as a result of better family planning options.
Looks and kindness ranked highly across all cultures and both sexes.
The research, conducted by scientists at Swansea University and other academic institutions from around the world, gave 2,500 participants virtual dollars to spend on traits they would look for in a partner.
Budgets were restricted