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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Mismatched Lust Between the Sexes

September 18, 2014
Mismatched Lust Between the Sexes

OKCupid founder Christian Rudder has a new book out: Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking). Rudder is the guy responsible for the always fascinating OKTrends blog, which he started in 2009. From Nate Silver’s blog Five Thirty Eight, we learn that Dataclysm is based on Rudder’s OKTrends posts, for which he spent countless hours […]

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What Does a Person’s Sexual Number Really Tell Us?

September 16, 2014
What Does a Person’s Sexual Number Really Tell Us?

One thing that’s changed dramatically during the last generation is the fixation of young people on their sexual “number.” That is, the number of people they’ve had sex with. (Note: We’re talking P in V here.) I have never been asked the question, nor have I ever asked a man to share his number. Well, that’s […]

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Hookup Culture and the Golden Rule

September 10, 2014
Hookup Culture and the Golden Rule

Conor Friedersdorf’s article When ‘Do Unto Others’ Meets Hookup Culture in today’s Atlantic poses a refreshing and overdue question: Why are traditional conservatives hellbent on fighting contemporary sexual mores with doomsday predictions of the end of Western civilization as we know it? Smug predictions of eternal damnation for sexual sinners are the cherry on top of this Judgment […]

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