Relationship Strategies

How Common Are Open Relationships?

March 24, 2015
How Common Are Open Relationships?

A new survey on open relationships reveals that “most people would never consider being in an open relationship.” The survey of 1,000 adults was conducted by Huffington Post in partnership with YouGov. Open Relationship Experience 86% of people have never been in an open relationship. 72% would never consider it, 14% would. Sex Party Experience […]

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Last-Minute Dates: Spontaneous or Disrespectful?

March 17, 2015
Last-Minute Dates: Spontaneous or Disrespectful?

How do you feel about last-minute dates? Does a late invitation mean spontaneity or disrespect? Earlier I was speaking with reader Madeleine, who was telling me about a date she’d been on this past weekend. Bo texted her at noon Sunday, saying, “Hey if you don’t have plans already, how about meeting up later? We could […]

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Death to the Dual Mating Strategy Theory

March 13, 2015
Death to the Dual Mating Strategy Theory

“The majority of women, perhaps 88 – 90%, in fact obtain genes, investment, parenting, and partnership from the same man.” David Buss David Buss, the Godfather of Evolutionary Psychology, has long supported the hypothesis that women pursue mating strategies that give them the best possible combination of good genes and good parenting. This could include finding […]

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The #1 Secret to Great Sex

March 11, 2015
The #1 Secret to Great Sex

“The art of sensuality has largely been lost and replaced by its vulgar distant cousin twice removed- sexuality.” Theodora Conrad Sex sells. As a result, we’re constantly bombarded with explicit media. Yet we’re having less sex in relationships, and fewer orgasms with our partners. Men impatiently fast-forward to the money shot through even the most hard-core […]

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Stability: The Unsexy Cornerstone of Love

February 17, 2015
Stability: The Unsexy Cornerstone of Love

Let’s say a friend wants you to set you up with a great guy she thinks you’d really like. She mentions that in talking to him, she described you as a very stable person, very grounded and steady. How would you feel? I wouldn’t be too thrilled either. Stability isn’t sexy – it does not incite lust. […]

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