Tag: sex differences

Navigating Sex Differences in Dating Conversation

May 9, 2016
Navigating Sex Differences in Dating Conversation

A lot has been written about sex differences in communication. On a first date, when both parties are presumably on their best behavior, the quality of conversation can vary widely. In long-term relationships, the potential for miscues is constant even when you know one another well. The goal of successful communication is connection, which develops […]

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Men and Women Want the Same Thing In Dating

April 19, 2016
Men and Women Want the Same Thing In Dating

Attraction is complicated. I’ve often described it as a weighted formula comprising a wide range of characteristics. When it comes to the weights, i.e. importance, assigned to any particular characteristic, like good looks or social status, there are as many variations as there are individuals. Ideally, mating occurs when two individuals with complementary standards and […]

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Men and Marriage: The Dominant Cultural Narrative

January 25, 2016
Men and Marriage: The Dominant Cultural Narrative

My regular readers know that I’m very interested in the effect that popular culture has on behavior. Specifically, it provides a cultural narrative that informs us what we should want if we’re normal. It may tenaciously grip the public consciousness even as it is rejected by individuals. Hookup culture is a perfect example; media and […]

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Speaking Truth About Female Sexual Power

June 19, 2015
Speaking Truth About Female Sexual Power

Having sex does not represent female empowerment. Controlling the supply of sex does. That is female sexual power. The responsibility to select the best genes possible for future offspring is entirely the woman’s. If you’re uncomfortable with that thought, you may choose to give your power away, as many women gladly have. I encourage you to embrace the […]

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How Common Are Open Relationships?

March 24, 2015
How Common Are Open Relationships?

A new survey on open relationships reveals that “most people would never consider being in an open relationship.” The survey of 1,000 adults was conducted by Huffington Post in partnership with YouGov. Open Relationship Experience 86% of people have never been in an open relationship. 72% would never consider it, 14% would. Sex Party Experience […]

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