Tag: mate value

Is Playing Hard-to-Get a Good Dating Strategy?

December 15, 2016
Is Playing Hard-to-Get a Good Dating Strategy?

In the paper Playing Hard-to-Get: Manipulating One’s Perceived Availability as a Mate, researchers Jonason and Li looked at dating from a Supply-side Economics perspective. This dictates that scarcity in the supply of a good increases its price. Playing Hard-to-Get (HTG) is an attempt to create the impression of limited availability in hopes of driving up one’s perceived value. […]

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Play the Long Game to Make Yourself More Desirable

May 19, 2014
Play the Long Game to Make Yourself More Desirable

If you can’t be hot, be interesting. That’s the upshot of new research that studies how attraction works, and how romantic relationships are formed most frequently. (H/T: Stuart Schneiderman) In So You’re Not Desirable, from yesterday’s New York Times, UT-Austin researchers Paul Eastwick and Lucy Hunt confront that awkward and uncomfortable question – how can the undesirable among us […]

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