Environmental cues indicate that some people will have a relatively difficult time finding a mate.

"This can drive people concentrate their investment choices into a few high-risk, high-return options," said lead study author Joshua Ackerman from University of Michigan in the US.

"This is true even when the decisions people are making are not explicitly relevant to romantic outcomes," Ackerman added in the paper, published in a journal of Psychological Science.

Research has shown that people who face uncertain outcomes often diversify their choices as a strategy for mitigating risk -- if one investment or option falls through, they still have other investments or options to fall back on.


Read the full article "Absence of partner can lead to financial loss" at Times of India.