Post Up at Thought Catalog

December 20, 2016
Post Up at Thought Catalog

Thought Catalog has published an HUS post! Check it out here and please share it! 25 Politically Incorrect (But Effective) Ways to Make Him Your Boyfriend

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Is Playing Hard-to-Get a Good Dating Strategy?

December 15, 2016
Is Playing Hard-to-Get a Good Dating Strategy?

In the paper Playing Hard-to-Get: Manipulating One’s Perceived Availability as a Mate, researchers Jonason and Li looked at dating from a Supply-side Economics perspective. This dictates that scarcity in the supply of a good increases its price. Playing Hard-to-Get (HTG) is an attempt to create the impression of limited availability in hopes of driving up one’s perceived value. […]

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10 Signs Your Romance Is Going to End Badly

December 9, 2016
10  Signs Your Romance Is Going to End Badly

I get a lot of wacky emails from readers. By which I mean they make me want to bang my head against the desk. For example, one woman wrote to say she’s crazy about her boyfriend, and how can she get over his having had sex with her best friend while she was out of […]

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Sexist Men Have Poor Mental Health

December 5, 2016
Sexist Men Have Poor Mental Health

A recent meta-analysis of 78 different studies (2003-2013) in the Journal of Counseling Psychology concludes that men who adhere to traditional masculine norms exhibit poorer mental health than men who are less traditional in their concept of masculinity. (H/T: J 2.0) Mental Health Defined For analytical purposes, mental health is defined as more than the absence of […]

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The Growing Problem With Assortative Mating

December 1, 2016
The Growing Problem With Assortative Mating

Researchers have long understood that humans mate assortatively – that is, we select partners whose traits closely resemble our own. Education, socioeconomic status, religion, geography and other background traits predict which individuals will pair off. This has been viewed as a matter of “social homogamy.” That is, we tend to associate with and date people […]

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