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Why Do Men Value Different Traits in Wives and Daughters?

April 27, 2015
Why Do Men Value Different Traits in Wives and Daughters?

An Insight Into the 21st Century Man, a new online survey of 818 men commissioned by the Shriver Report, reveals a fascinating contradiction in male preferences and attitudes towards women. They want submissive wives but rather dominant daughters. Men’s top three qualities for wives are: Intelligent Attractive Sweet But here’s what they prize in a daughter: Intelligent […]

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Men Are More Attracted to Nonconformist Women

April 2, 2015
Men Are More Attracted to Nonconformist Women

Big Think columnist Natalie Shoemaker describes the appeal of the rebel, with a new twist. It turns out men like rebels too. “Nonconformists have a certain allure — admit it. They don’t play by society’s rules whether it be by listening to an obscure band or shunning future tech by reading paperback books; the nonconformist has a […]

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Flaunt Your Imperfections to Get More Dates

March 5, 2015
Flaunt Your Imperfections to Get More Dates

OKCupid founder Christian Rudder’s recent book Dataclysm includes a chapter entitled Death By a Thousand Mehs. Rudder reveals that the most messaged women on the site have high “variance.” That means they have lots of enthusiastic fans, but also lots of haters: “A very low-rated women (20th percentile) with high variance in her votes gets […]

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Sexual Fantasies: Surprising New Findings

November 10, 2014
Sexual Fantasies: Surprising New Findings

It wasn’t so long ago that homosexuality was listed as deviant behavior in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Still listed are many sexual fantasies that have come to be viewed as somewhat commonplace. Historically, there’s been little research on sexual fantasies, and it has focused exclusively on college students. A new study of […]

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The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

October 21, 2014
The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

At the risk of coming across as an old and uncool English teacher, I want to share an amazing poem I just found. Published in 1922 in a literary journal, the language is of another time, but the conversation is timeless.  In the Orchard “I THOUGHT you loved me.” “No, it was only fun.” “When we stood there, […]

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