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Kissing Behavior Reveals Relationship Intentions

September 27, 2016
Kissing Behavior Reveals Relationship Intentions

Until fairly recently, scientists have assumed that a key purpose of kissing is to prepare a couple for intercourse by promoting sexual arousal. But recent research shows that while arousal may result from kissing, the purpose of kissing is more about assessing the other person’s suitability as a mate initially. Later it’s about maintaining pair […]

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Sexes Share the Same Relationship Dealbreakers

January 27, 2016
Sexes Share the Same Relationship Dealbreakers

Superstars in the relationship science field recently published new research on the importance of dealbreakers in romantic relationships. Relationship Dealbreakers: Traits People Avoid in Potential Mates by Jonason, Garcia, Webster, Li and Fisher (2015) revealed that dealbreakers vary minimally between sexes, and much more between short-term vs. long-term mating strategies. The research comprises six studies and over […]

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Men Are More Attracted to Nonconformist Women

April 2, 2015
Men Are More Attracted to Nonconformist Women

Big Think columnist Natalie Shoemaker describes the appeal of the rebel, with a new twist. It turns out men like rebels too. “Nonconformists have a certain allure — admit it. They don’t play by society’s rules whether it be by listening to an obscure band or shunning future tech by reading paperback books; the nonconformist has a […]

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Does Sex Before Commitment Reveal Sexual Compatibility?

July 29, 2014
Does Sex Before Commitment Reveal Sexual Compatibility?

Perhaps the most difficult mating decision women face in the early days of dating someone is the question of when to have sex. You like a guy, you believe he likes you, but you don’t want to go ahead, only to have him fizzle it or disappear. On the other hand, you don’t want to delay […]

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Who Wants a Manwhore?

June 5, 2014
Who Wants a Manwhore?

Yesterday I wrote about the twisted, deformed definition of masculinity that depends solely on a man’s level of sexual experience with many partners. The men who subscribe to this view willingly forfeit all control of their identity by asking women to judge their desirability as the sole measure of their worth. They believe that manwhore status is […]

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