Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
Sex Increases in Google Trends Reveals Change in Mating Preferences in Post-Quarantine Periods in Chile
María Teresa Barbato , Ana María Fernández , Carlota F. Galán, Walter Rudolph Gonzalez, Pablo Vidal Quezada
The study investigated seasonal variation for quarantine in Google trends regarding mating behaviors. Causal impact analyses were used to examine the trends of Google keyword searches during the period quarantine and post-quarantine in Chile for topics related with mate preferences. Results indicated a consistent difference within the quarantine peaks of Google trends related to short-term and long-term behaviors. Such results complement research about the change of mating strategies from an evolutionary approach
keywords: COVID-19, Google trends, life history theory, sex, mating.