Sexual Narcissism

February 16, 2017
Sexual Narcissism

Studies of narcissists have shown that they score low in both relationship and sexual satisfaction. Since narcissists are dedicated to maximizing their own satisfaction, and because they tend to have more sexual partners, their reporting lower sexual satisfaction appears counterintuitive. This question led to the development of a specific Sexual Narcissism Scale. What is sexual narcissism? “With […]

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How Bad Boys are Like Junk Food

February 14, 2017
How Bad Boys are Like Junk Food

Have you ever heard someone confess a soft spot for bad boys? I have, many times. Instead of regret or embarrassment, women often report a history of choosing bad boys or players with a giggle. They describe it as a guilty pleasure, like craving expensive dark chocolate.  When in reality it’s more like bingeing on junk […]

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The Four Horsemen of the Dating Apocalypse

February 7, 2017
The Four Horsemen of the Dating Apocalypse

The Four Horsemen of the Dating Apocalypse are: Ghosting Benching Zombieing Breadcrumbing (aka “Hansel and Greteling”) To some extent these terms have been coined and promoted as clickbait on sites like Buzzfeed and Bustle. We love reading stories about the bad behavior of others – it makes us feel virtuous. And if we’ve been on […]

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10 Ways to Create Emotional Intimacy Early in Your Relationship

February 3, 2017
10 Ways to Create Emotional Intimacy Early in Your Relationship

We often think of emotional intimacy as a reward for commitment. One of the great benefits of being in a committed relationship is the certainty you have about your partner’s feelings. But emotional intimacy should be nurtured early because it makes commitment much more likely to develop. When it doesn’t, you’re able to recognize a mismatch […]

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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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