The Growing Problem With Assortative Mating

December 1, 2016
The Growing Problem With Assortative Mating

Researchers have long understood that humans mate assortatively – that is, we select partners whose traits closely resemble our own. Education, socioeconomic status, religion, geography and other background traits predict which individuals will pair off. This has been viewed as a matter of “social homogamy.” That is, we tend to associate with and date people […]

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The U.S. Divorce Rate Plummets

November 23, 2016
The U.S. Divorce Rate Plummets

Bloomberg reports that the U.S. divorce rate has fallen for the third straight year to 16.9 divorces per 1,000 married women, a 35-year low. And the rate is dropping quickly, from 17.6 just a year ago. Divorce rose steeply during the 1970s, in concert with the Women’s Movement, topping out at 22.8 divorces per 1,000 married […]

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Chicks Dig Altruists

November 18, 2016
Chicks Dig Altruists

New research featured at Scientific American finds that altruists – guys who do good deeds for others – get laid more. This is somewhat surprising because until recently, research on altruism has focused on cooperation as a means of group and kin survival, not a sexually selected trait. In fact, in contemporary culture the opposite […]

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Is Your Partner Still Hung Up On an Ex?

November 15, 2016
Is Your Partner Still Hung Up On an Ex?

If you’re dating someone who recently went through a breakup, you have probably wondered whether they are truly over their ex. It’s not unusual for a person to go for the rebound after a breakup. When we feel heartbroken, we welcome any development that promises to help assuage the pain. Rebound relationships offer several kinds of […]

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Sex is Not a Skill Set

November 10, 2016
Sex is Not a Skill Set

In The One Real Way to Get Better at Sex, the principal investigator at the Sexual Psychophysiology and Affective Neuroscience Lab at UCLA says there is no such thing as someone who is “good at sex.” Sex is not a skill set you can pack up and travel with, moving from partner to partner. According […]

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