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Partner Selection Test

Based on the scientific work of social scientists Hassebrauck and Schwarz, this test will predict whether you are male or female based on the qualities you seek in a partner. Studying over 21,000 people, the scientists found that while the effect of the participants’ age and education was nearly negligible, their gender was immensely predictive for what they sought in a partner.

Are you typically masculine or feminine in terms of the qualities you seek in a mate? For each of the following items, indicate how strongly it applies to you.

Question 1 of 20

One of my topmost criteria in a partner is that he/she is...

Physically attractive.



The IDRlabs Partner Selection Test (IDR-PST©) was developed by IDRlabs International. The IDR-PST utilizes the research of Hassebrauck and Schwarz but is not associated with Hassebrauck or Schwarz or their institutions, and is not the equivalent of any instruments authored by them.

This Partner Selection Test has been made with the aid of professional analysts who have experience with personality testing, evolutionary psychology, and general personality psychology. However, it is wise to keep in mind that such tests are merely a first peek at the underlying theory to see if it is possible to identify your gender based on your preferences in a mate.

Partner Selection tests, whether they are professional and science-based like this one, or free online quizzes to be taken just for fun, help give you a clue to recognizing partner selection criteria in yourself and others, concerning the qualities people seek in a mate. When dealing with the field of evolutionary psychology, it is important to note that while the broad meta-hypotheses may be unfalsifiable, many of the individual claims made by evolutionary psychologists have been subjected to empirical testing; these have shown to hold up well.

The scientific materials for our Partner Selection Test can be found in the paper by Schwarz, S., & Hassebrauck, M. (2012), as published in Sex and Age Differences in Mate-Selection Preferences. Human Nature, 23(4), 447–466. doi:10.1007/s12110-012-9152-x. That study features over 21,000 participants, and all individuals who participated in the survey gave their consent. The study adheres to established ethical guidelines.

The authors of this free online Partner Selection Test are certified in the use of numerous different personality tests and have worked professionally with psychology, psychopathology, political psychology, and personality testing. Prior to using our free online test, please note that the results are provided "as-is", for free, and should not be construed as providing professional or certified advice of any kind. For more on our online Partner Selection Test, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This free online Partner Selection Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to ascertain whether the qualities you seek in a mate conform to a typically masculine or feminine pattern.

2. Based on science. Our Partner Selection Test has been developed on the basis of recognized social science, as written and researched by scientists Hassebrauck and Schwarz.

3. Statistical controls. Test scores are logged into an anonymized database. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The authors of this free online personality test are certified in the use of numerous personality tests and have worked professionally with typology, politics, and personality testing.