Kissing: Nature’s Ultimate Litmus Test

February 3, 2015
Kissing: Nature’s Ultimate Litmus Test

“Kissing is nature’s ultimate litmus test. It can tell us if we have long-term compatibility potential with a partner.” Sheril Kirshenbaum, author of The Science of Kissing: What Our Lips Are Telling Us My Top Romantic Memories include four first kisses. I remember them as if they happened yesterday. Each one changed my life. They share […]

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When a Player Tires of the Game

January 29, 2015
When a Player Tires of the Game

Hopless (sic) Romantic Paul writes: Going to make a long story short, but I am a 29 year old attractive male who has the “Player” stigma from the people that surround me due to my old days. I have fallen in love with a friend who shows me all the signs that she likes me […]

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The Worrisome Increase in Sexless Relationships

January 27, 2015
The Worrisome Increase in Sexless Relationships

In the article Searching for Sex in last Sunday’s New York Times, economist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz applies his expertise on Google search data to shine a light on what information people seek online, and what that tells us about our preoccupations. He views the search data as a step above social science surveys – here we […]

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Filtering: Watch How a Man Treats Others

January 26, 2015
Filtering: Watch How a Man Treats Others

Recently reader Maya emailed to describe a great first date, but she was ambivalent because she perceived her date as a bit full of himself. In fact, she referred to him as Pretentious Dude. On the other hand, they had great physical chemistry and lots of interesting conversation. Best of all, he followed up immediately to plan […]

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This Data on Monogamy Stuns Even the Social Scientists

January 22, 2015
This Data on Monogamy Stuns Even the Social Scientists

Economist Bryan Caplan writes on the Modality of Monogamy at the Library of Economics and Liberty, noting something that our own reader MM pointed out a couple of years ago. Looking at the GSS’ data for number of sexual partners, he was surprised by the following: Figure 1: Women’s Reported Number of Lifetime Opposite-Sex Partners […]

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