Tag: friends with benefits

How Young Women Who Want Love Settle for Casual Sex Instead

May 5, 2014
How Young Women Who Want Love Settle for Casual Sex Instead

Below is a recent correspondence I’ve had with a new reader. I think it’s a good illustration of what a lot of young women experience when they get to college and attempt to conform to the prevailing hookup culture there. I want to clarify one thing. You will see from my response to her that […]

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Friends With Penalties

December 3, 2012
Friends With Penalties

Dear Susan, I have been hooking up with a guy consistently for four months. It started out that we both wanted a friends-with-benefits situation, and we would basically hang out, do homework, etc., and of course hook up, but that was it. He made it very clear to me that he wasn’t into me further […]

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The Real Reason Why Men and Women Can’t Be Friends

October 29, 2012
The Real Reason Why Men and Women Can’t Be Friends

The Reason Pure projection by both sexes.  Guys want to have sex with their girl friends, and assume girls feel the same way.  Girls do not want to have sex with their guy friends, and assume guys feel the same way.  The Cause It’s built-in, massive miscommunication and it rarely ends well. Another wacky consequence […]

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HBO’s Girls Exposes Pretty Lies

April 19, 2012
HBO’s Girls Exposes Pretty Lies

Not being one of the media darlings who got advance copies of HBO’s new show Girls, I had to wait for Sunday’s premiere before weighing in. I enjoyed the first episode very much, which surprised me – I wasn’t a fan of Tiny Furniture, the film that put Lena Dunham on the map and brought […]

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Understanding the Nature of Male Attraction

November 9, 2010
Understanding the Nature of Male Attraction

In an era where casual sex is perhaps more commonplace than relationship sex, at least among young people, intrasexual competition is fierce. This is particularly true for women, who prefer to mate with high status males. Because the number of such males is necessarily limited, there is a fixed percentage of men (15-20%) who are […]

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