Dating another weirdo? Blame arranged marriages

Dating another weirdo? Blame arranged marriages, by Tom Whipple. Why are there so many losers and weirdos on the dating market? Menelaos Apostolou, from the University of Nicosia:

“Personality is central today in intimate relations,” he said. “So you would expect selection forces would tend to optimise it, to shape it in a way that makes people effective in attracting mates and keeping them. It seems this is not so much the case. Why?”

Apparently because in pre-industrial societies arranged marriages were very common, and parents, particularly fathers, are likely to overlook impediments to the character of a prospective in-law to establish a beneficial marital alliance with another family. She expects evolution will take care of it in a few generations.