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Hypergamy colloquially referred to as " marrying up " or " gold-digging " is a term used in social science for the act or practice of a person marrying a spouse of higher caste or social status than themselves. The antonym " hypogamy "  refers to the inverse: Both terms were coined in India in the 19th century while translating classical Hindu law books, which used the Sanskrit terms anuloma and pratiloma , respectively, for the two concepts.
Forms of hypergamy have been practiced throughout history, including in India , imperial China , ancient Greece , the Ottoman Empire , and feudal Europe. Today most people marry their approximate social equals, and in much of the world hypergamy is in slow decline; for example, it is becoming less common for women to marry older men, although hypergamy does not require the man to be older, only of higher status.
Studies of heterosexual mate selection in dozens of countries around the world have found men and women report prioritizing different traits when it comes to choosing a mate, with men tending to prefer women who are young and attractive and women tending to prefer men who are rich, well-educated, ambitious, and attractive.
Some research supports that theory,  including a analysis of a survey of 8, people in 37 countries, which found that the more gender-equal a country, the likelier male and female respondents were to report seeking the same qualities as each other rather than different ones.
Eighty-five percent of the women indicated that "As my status increases, my pool of acceptable partners decreases. Gilles Saint-Paul argued that, based on mathematical models, human female hypergamy occurs because women have greater lost mating opportunity costs from monogamous mating given their slower reproductive rate and limited window of fertility , and thus must be compensated for this cost of marriage.
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