Duke Nurtures a Transition from Hookup Culture to Dating Culture

October 2, 2014
Duke Nurtures a Transition from Hookup Culture to Dating Culture

Duke University isĀ a fascinatingĀ case study in the development, progression and now atrophying of hookup culture, as well as the media’s treatment of that culture. Full disclosure: my daughter graduated from Duke in 2011. As a Duke parent, the campus culture had a large influence on my writing at HUS, as I was privy to a […]

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Punk’d on Tinder

September 30, 2014
Punk’d on Tinder

There’s an interesting pair of videos making the rounds, with both male and female versions. A couple of pickup artists made the vids after learning that while women’s greatest fear in online dating is meeting up with a serial killer, men are most fearful of meeting someone fat. Not having access to any serial killers, […]

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Newest Pew Report on American Marriage

September 29, 2014
Newest Pew Report on American Marriage

A new report on marriage from Pew Social Trends indicates a continuing decline in marriage rates. In 1960, the statistical “high point” of American marriage, just 10% of men and 8% of women had never been married by age 25. Those numbers began to grow in the 70s and today they’re considerably higher. The gap […]

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How to Make a Bad Marriage

September 25, 2014
How to Make a Bad Marriage

Though I don’t have any personal experience to rely on for this post, there is a wealth of new research that isolates specific risk factors in a mate. This list is by no means comprehensive! To ensure a bad marriage, though, try the following: Marry someone with low conscientiousness. The guy who loves spontaneity, has […]

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How to Make a Happy Marriage

September 23, 2014
How to Make a Happy Marriage

Yesterday Mr. HUS and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. We got married on a day much like today – sunny, warm and breezy, with just a hint of fall in the air. It was a lovely and memorable wedding. This weekend our kids surprised us by preparing a fantastic celebration dinner. Because the traditional […]

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