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Embrace the Power of the Sexual Gatekeeper

February 23, 2015
Embrace the Power of the Sexual Gatekeeper

One unfortunate side effect of cultural change since the Sexual Revolution is the belief that sex is a level playing field where the sexes are equipped with the same objectives, strategies, and playbooks. Despite rampant feminist denial of biological differences between men and women, our radically different reproductive biologies ensure that we will never – and […]

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Humans Appear Wired for Short or Long-Term Mating, But Not Both

February 11, 2015
Humans Appear Wired for Short or Long-Term Mating, But Not Both

Hallelujah, it’s nice to be backed up by science! Longtime readers of HUS will recall a time when Red Pillers came to the site in droves. The central tenet of their belief system can be summed up as: All Women Are Like That (AWALT). The concept is applied to every unsavory character defect imaginable when it […]

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Tinder’s Growth Reflects an Interest in Dating, Not Hookups

February 9, 2015
Tinder’s Growth Reflects an Interest in Dating, Not Hookups

I’ve long been a proponent of Tinder. I’ve seen several serious relationships come out of it with no “casual” period up front. This couple is head over heels in love after meeting on Tinder in September. It turns out that the majority of people are using Tinder to facilitate traditional dating. People find Tinder fun. Girls and […]

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Insights from the Editor of Modern Love

February 7, 2015
Insights from the Editor of Modern Love

Daniel Jones, editor of the weekly Modern Love column in the New York Times, has distilled the patterns he’s noticed in a decade of reading tens of thousands of submitted essays. I find his observations interesting, and not so different from behaviors I’ve observed in dating and relationships. His book Love Illuminated: Exploring Life’s Most Mystifying […]

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Sexual Assault Reforms Underway Across the U.S.

February 6, 2015
Sexual Assault Reforms Underway Across the U.S.

Blogging about hookup culture on college campuses requires looking directly at the dark underbelly of it: sexual assault. It is a difficult topic to write about because there are no winners when it takes place. It’s soul destroying for both assailant and victim, and the effects often last a lifetime. It is not always predatory, and both […]

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