Participants then indicated which of the two adjectives they preferred in a spouse.
In addition, researchers also asked participants about their own personality traits.
Finally, both men and women want partners who have similar personalities to themselves, and individuals are generally in relationships with partners who match their preferences.
Overall, there are a couple of ways that you could use this information to benefit your relationships.
The only exceptions are that women listed lenient, flexible, and generous as desirable traits, while men listed even-tempered, creative, and practical.
Additionally, women preferred more dominance in their partners, and more agreeableness---though this was only true among the newlywed participants.