Creativity is Sexy, But Not All Types Are Created Equal

January 20, 2015
Creativity is Sexy, But Not All Types Are Created Equal

Creativity is sexy, but not all creative expression is equally valued. In the new study Who Finds Bill Gates Sexy? Penn professor Scott Barry Kaufman asked 815 undergrads to rank different forms of creativity by sex appeal. (H/T: J 2.0) Check out this charty goodness:  Top 5 for men: 1. Taking a date on a spontaneous road […]

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Falling In Love Is An Action

January 15, 2015
Falling In Love Is An Action

The phrase “falling in love” suggests that arriving at this excrutiatingly pleasurable state is akin to slipping on a banana peel. The stars align, right place, right time, and boom! Perhaps it’s because when we fall hard for someone we relinquish control. But it is not kismet.  It may be that we can fall in love […]

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The Best Ways to Become More Attractive?

January 12, 2015
The Best Ways to Become More Attractive?

Maybe because it’s the start of a new year, a recent post about the role of physical attractiveness in dating generated some interesting comments. Anacaona, briebo and Diane all remarked on various ways that women can make improvements to put forward their most attractive selves in dating. Good teeth were prioritized. Also mentioned were clothing and […]

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Marriage Causes Greater Happiness and Life Satisfaction

January 9, 2015
Marriage Causes Greater Happiness and Life Satisfaction

There’s been a wealth of research on married people – we know that they’re happier and healthier. But until recently we’ve only been able to talk about correlation, not causation. Perhaps people who are happier in general are more likely to get married. A new paper from the National Bureau of Economics Research concludes that marriage […]

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We Are All Settling

January 7, 2015
We Are All Settling

A recurring theme in dating discussions is the dread of settling, and the accompanying resentment that breeds. No one wants to feel like a consolation prize, nor do we want to feel that our options are so limited that we must compromise and pair off with someone we don’t find attractive. Of course, that hinges […]

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