And they’re not taking any chances.
My husband is currently enjoying Megan McArdle’s new book The Upside of Down: Why Failing Well is the Key to Success. McArdle has an MBA from UChicago, and after she started one of the first economics blogs, she achieved well deserved success as a business journalist and author. Mr. HUS felt that one of her chapters was perfect for the blog, and I agree.
What a Bad Breakup Can Tell Us About the GM Bailout
For our purposes, I’ll focus on the breakup rather than GM. McArdle shares her story of wasting time with a man who wouldn’t close the deal:
I decided we all needed a short break from the shame and vulnerability discussions, but I do want to close out the series on Brené Brown’s work by talking about the very real pressure that women today feel around their looks. It’s rare to find a young woman who feels genuinely confident about her physical appearance, and comfortable with her imperfections. The cosmetic surgery industry is largely built on a foundation of female shame.
According to Brown, girls today are raised with this objective:
“How we look is the primary trigger for shame: not being thin, young and beautiful enough.”
Men strongly prefer intelligent women. It’s the second highest male priority, after attractiveness.
One of the most enduring questions in matters of mating is which qualities each sex prioritize most when choosing a partner. It’s well understood that men are more visual than women, and prioritize looks more than we do. Women give more weight to status and wealth than men do.
As a blogger who writes primarily for intelligent and educated women, the question of the mating value of female intelligence often arises. Historically, the culture has promoted the idea that female intelligence is “not sexy.”
Helen Fisher has said “Sex is never casual.” Neither is kissing! It’s incredibly complex, affecting us in tangible and intangible ways. A fascinating look at the evolution and purpose of kissing.