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Men Praise Intelligent Women, But Do They Ask Them Out?

June 15, 2017
Men Praise Intelligent Women, But Do They Ask Them Out?

Congrats to longtime Hooking Up Smart reader Jenna Birch on her article in the July issue of Cosmopolitan! You can read Why Are Men Still So Afraid of Ambitious Women online HERE. I’m quoted in the article, which is always nice. 🙂 But more importantly (and alarmingly), Jenna presents evidence that while men say they like ambitious […]

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How Do Men Really Feel About Dating Ambitious Women?

March 30, 2017
How Do Men Really Feel About Dating Ambitious Women?

A new study conducted by Harvard Business School suggests that single female MBA students actively hide ambition and leadership potential so that single guys in the program won’t be turned off. Since we might expect this population to be among the most ambitious women in the country, I find this extraordinary. If female Harvard MBAs […]

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How Mate Value Predicts Infidelity

February 1, 2017
How Mate Value Predicts Infidelity

How does mate value predict infidelity? It’s not as straightforward as you might think. A new study looks at the relationship between mate value and cheating. It’s hardly surprising that mate value would predict infidelity, but there are considerable differences not only between men and women, but also in which components of mate value have an effect. […]

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10 Effective Strategies to Signal Attraction

September 15, 2016
10 Effective Strategies to Signal Attraction

In this era of egalitarian relationships, it’s surprising how closely we still follow traditional gender roles in dating. Men are still generally expected to pick up the check (and still prefer to do so). We also expect men to be the first to express interest by asking a woman out on a date. However, men […]

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10 Reasons Young Guys Avoid Relationships

September 9, 2016
10 Reasons Young Guys Avoid Relationships

In my last blog post How to Know If a Man Is the Marrying Kind, I discussed the male “Age of Commitment,” which doesn’t kick in until around age 26 for college grads. Here are the top ten reasons guys are often reluctant to get into long-term relationships before then. 1. They dread having to change their […]

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