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Is the Extraordinary Takedown of Pickup Artist Julien Blanc Just the Beginning?

November 18, 2014
Is the Extraordinary Takedown of Pickup Artist Julien Blanc Just the Beginning?

Julien Blanc is being called the most hated man in the world. He innocuously describes himself as a “dating coach” who teaches men how to be more confident. He works for Real Social Dynamics, the original pickup artist site that came out of Project Hollywood, where Erik von Markovic (Mystery) and Neil Strauss (Style) shared a […]

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Drunk Girl Speaks Out

November 18, 2014
Drunk Girl Speaks Out

This is good enough for me. For the record, “Drunk Girl” says all of the guys were perfect gentlemen. The HUS post about the drunk girl video has been removed. (H/T: Say Whaat) Lots of lessons here, but the one most relevant to my readers is this: Never allow yourself to be filmed or photographed […]

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For a Happy Marriage, Choose a Man Your Age

November 11, 2014
For a Happy Marriage, Choose a Man Your Age

(H/T: Say Whaat, MM) It is well understood that women have a strong preference for men the same age as themselves, give or take: Source: Dataclysm, OKCupid data A recent study of 3,000 married and recently divorced Americans confirms the wisdom of that evolved preference. Megan Garber writes in The Atlantic: The closer a couple is […]

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Is Male Sexual Entitlement Need Based?

October 23, 2014
Is Male Sexual Entitlement Need Based?

Sexual Entitlement is Everywhere A recent UN report on gender-based violence found that rape “was most commonly motivated by a sense of sexual entitlement.” Another study found that incest offenders “endorse attitudes supportive of male sexual privilege (sexual entitlement).” Revelations about male sexual entitlement in contemporary society have become commonplace. Entitlement (def.): The fact of having […]

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New Prediction Factors for Divorce

October 16, 2014
New Prediction Factors for Divorce

In Your Chances of Divorce May Be Much Lower Than You Think  I summarized a Pew Research report on the factors that decrease divorce risk, including: Marrying after age 25 Earning a college degree Making over 50K per year Religious affiliation Coming from an intact family of origin It’s no secret that marriage is increasingly becoming […]

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