Friday Links: Midsummer Edition

1. This video is too charming for words. How’s that for an early display of biological sex differences?

2. 5 Dating Truths That Prove You’re Not Doomed to a Lifetime of Meaningless Hookups

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Friday Link Roundup: Let’s Celebrate Independence

Here are some links worth reading!

I’ll be away on vacation next week, and will return Tuesday, July 8.

Jessica Hagy celibacy



1. Woman Photoshops Her Headshot To Portray The Standard Of Beauty In 25 Different Countries

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Fun With OKCupid Blog Sex Stats

FUN. OKCupid blog’s findings on sex for hundreds of millions of OKC users.

What do you make of this?

Here are some of my thoughts:

1. Surprised that men are 3x’s more likely to be in favor of giving oral sex!

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Oppressed Majority: A Short Film About Sexism

This well done film turns sexism upside down, with amusing results. Plus, it’s French.


HUS Friday Link Round-Up

I love my readers! You guys are awesome to think of HUS and send me links to interesting articles. Since I began the weekly Friday links post, I’ve been getting a lot of suggestions from you, and I appreciate it very much.

1. How to Marry the Right Girl

H/T: Kay and Lena

You could do worse than apply this mathematical solution to your dating life, whether you’re looking for a guy or a girl. The article at NPR is a funny illustration of how to solve what’s been called “The Secretary Problem” and “The Marriage Problem.”

2. Mathematicians Claim to Have Discovered the Formula for Love

A nice bookend to the first article, MSN hired a math team to survey 2,000 people and create a formula to predict how long a relationship would last. The most interesting tidbit?

According to the 2,000 males and females surveyed, 25 per cent of both men and women believe their partner should have had four sexual partners before them (with one in five men clinging to the traditional belief that they should be their ideal woman’s “first”).

The formula explained:

L = 8 + .5Y – .2P + .9Hm + .3Mf + J – .3G – .5(Sm – Sf)2 + I + 1.5C

L: The predicted length in years of the relationship

Y: The number of years the two people knew each other before the relationship became serious

P: The number of previous partners of both people added together

Hm: The importance the male partner attaches to honesty in the relationship

Mf : The importance the female attaches to money in the relationship

J: The importance both attach to humor (added together)

G: The importance both attach to good looks (added together)

Sm and Sf = The importance male and female attach to sex

I = The importance attached to having good in-laws (added together)

C= The importance attached to children in the relationship (added together)

3. What Everyone’s Getting Wrong About the Ivy League Hookup Culture

H/T: Johanna

There has been a flurry of articles around the mythology of hookup culture (which I wrote about HERE). This article isn’t new, but it has some interesting factoids, and a nice statistic about Pluralistic Ignorance among college kids.

A reminder is always useful to maintain perspective:

a. # of college students who hook up* with 10 or more people in 4 years:

Males: 25%

Females: 20%

*kissing or more

That’s 2-3 people per year for the most “promiscuous” 20%!

b. # of hookups among those “frequent” hooker uppers that end in sex: 40%

That’s 1 sexual partner per year. Or 2-3 partners who are not always in the mood. :)

c. # of women who have sexual intercourse with 10 men during four years of college: 8%

Clare4. Teen Girl Ejected From Prom Because Horny Dads Can’t Stop Staring

H/T: James

A Richmond, Virginia girl was asked to leave her homeschool prom of over 500 people while swaying to music with her girlfriends. When she asked why, Security was called to usher her out.

Although she was in compliance with the dress code, the chaperone said that dads watching felt her dancing was “too provocative” and liable to cause “impure thoughts.”

Clare Hettinger wrote a post on her sister’s blog to object to the sexist treatment.

“We were a little grossed out by all the dads on the balcony above the dance floor, ogling and talking amongst themselves. We weren’t dancing, but swaying with the music and talking and enjoying ourselves, when Mrs. D approached me, and gestured me off the dance floor.

She took me into a corner in the hallway, with another woman, (who I’m assuming was a parent/chaperone) and told me that some of the dads who were chaperoning had complained that my dancing was too provocative, and that I was going to cause the young men at the prom to think impure thoughts.

I’m not responsible for some perverted 45 year old dad lusting after me because I have a sparkly dress on and a big ass for a teenager. And if you think I am, then maybe you’re part of the problem.”

Amen. :P  Glad this got national media attention.