The Battle of the Campus Rape Statistics

December 17, 2014
The Battle of the Campus Rape Statistics

A new report issued by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics provides wildly different estimates of sexual assault than the Obama administration’s frequently cited 1-in-5 statistic. That number, which was calculated in a 2007 Justice Department study on sexual assault, has been offered as justification for a recent intense focus on addressing campus sexual assault, […]

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Casual Sex Is a Prevalent Long-Term Mating Strategy

December 15, 2014
Casual Sex Is a Prevalent Long-Term Mating Strategy

A recent article in Scientific American features the recent work of The Kinsey Institute’s Justin García, an evolutionary biologist and protege of Helen Fisher. Various surprising findings are discussed that rock the evo bio foundation of understanding casual sex as a mating strategy. Study I “Hook-up behavior: A biopsychosocial perspective:”, 2008, n = 507 1. 72% of […]

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What To Do If You Had Sex Too Soon And It’s Got You Feeling Insecure

December 11, 2014
What To Do If You Had Sex Too Soon And It’s Got You Feeling Insecure

Today I’m pleased to offer a guest post by Duana C. Welch, PhD. Duana writes the blog Love Science: Research-Based Relationship Advice for Everyone. She’s a psych professor in Austin, TX and I’ve been a fan of her work for some time. She has a new book coming out next month: Love Factually: 10 Proven Steps […]

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How Location Affects Your Career and Relationship Prospects

December 10, 2014
How Location Affects Your Career and Relationship Prospects

One of the first tasks in developing an effective dating strategy is conducting an environmental assessment of your local dating market – the pond you compete in. What is the sex ratio where you go to school or live? What is the local dating culture? How easy is it to meet other singles? Which online […]

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Egalitarian Marriage is Driving Down the Divorce Rate

December 8, 2014
Egalitarian Marriage is Driving Down the Divorce Rate

“It’s just love now. We marry to find our soul mate, rather than a good homemaker or a good earner.” Economist Justin Wolfers The mainstream divorce narrative in the U.S: Half of all marriages end in divorce. The divorce rate is rising. Fear of divorce depresses the marriage rate, especially among Millennial kids of divorce. […]

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