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What Makes a Man Creepy?

September 22, 2016
What Makes a Man Creepy?

Evolutionary psychology researchers Francis McAndrew and Sara Koehnke had heard a lot about “creepiness,” but rather than describing what characteristics creeps display, most people describe how someone makes them feel, i.e. “He creeps me out.” They were surprised to learn that the concept of creepiness in social interactions had never been empirically studied, and they set […]

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Assortative Mating and Good Looks

September 13, 2016
Assortative Mating and Good Looks

I’ve written frequently about assortative mating, and its increasing influence in the dating and marriage market. Assortative mating is defined as the tendency for like to choose like in mating. We prefer mates with similar income, education, religious background, and political beliefs. There’s also a strong observed tendency for people to pair off with someone about […]

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10 Ways to Know Your Relationship Is The Real Deal

June 30, 2016
10 Ways to Know Your Relationship Is The Real Deal

  Successful relationships all start out the same way. Once you’ve met and gotten over the initial hurdles of establishing mutual attraction, the signs that your relationship will (or will not) work out are all there – if you pay careful attention. Here is a checklist of ten things that characterize a relationship that has the […]

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What Rules Govern Exclusivity in Dating?

June 23, 2016
What Rules Govern Exclusivity in Dating?

During a recent coaching session a client asked if it was weird that a guy wanted to be exclusive with her after six dates. (She thought that was fast.) I was somewhat taken aback, as my own bias suggests that if a guy isn’t willing to be exclusive after six dates, it’s time to move […]

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Millennials Are Marrying Their Exes

June 16, 2016
Millennials Are Marrying Their Exes

Millennials are increasingly marrying their exes. So says Jenna Birch in a new article at Elle magazine. I contributed to the article, check it out: Generation Breakup Then Makeup: Millennials Are Marrying Their Exes I’d love to hear your thoughts on the topic. Please head over to Elle to read the article, then let’s discuss! […]

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