- Positive assortative mating
- Assortative mating by education in marriage market and women ' s investment in human capital
- If similar phenotypes ( e . g . plants with similar flower shapes and color that attract the same insects ) breed together , this a positive assortative mating ; it may lead to inbreeding
- mating of individuals having more traits in common than likely in random mating
Assortative mating is a nonrandom mating pattern where individuals with similar genotypes and/or phenotypes mate with one another more frequently than what would be expected under a random mating pattern. For example, it is common for individuals of similar body size to mate with one another.