Tag: sexual attraction

Online Dating is Only Good For Swiping

September 21, 2017
Online Dating is Only Good For Swiping

New research (Joel, Eastwick, and Finkel, 2017) makes it clear – the most useful application of online dating is the right swipe. Matchmaking algorithms at online dating sites like Chemistry.com, eHarmony and OKCupid do not work. They may or may not predict long-term compatibility, but they definitely do not predict attraction. In our time, that’s a […]

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Mixed Signals = Hell No

February 22, 2017
Mixed Signals = Hell No

This account of mixed signals came from my local paper‘s Love Letters advice column: I have a huge crush on a friend at college. I sit by him in class, and months ago he started to move his desk toward mine and flirt. We began to text for hours at a time. It was all there: […]

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10 Effective Strategies to Signal Attraction

September 15, 2016
10 Effective Strategies to Signal Attraction

In this era of egalitarian relationships, it’s surprising how closely we still follow traditional gender roles in dating. Men are still generally expected to pick up the check (and still prefer to do so). We also expect men to be the first to express interest by asking a woman out on a date. However, men […]

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Women Want All the Intelligences In a Mate

November 6, 2015
Women Want All the Intelligences In a Mate

This is the second of a series based on the new book Mate: Become the Man Women Want by evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller and reformed bad boy Tucker Max. Between the two of them, they know a whole lot about women. One of the things that causes great confusion among men is the claim that women […]

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Mismatched Lust Between the Sexes

September 18, 2014
Mismatched Lust Between the Sexes

OKCupid founder Christian Rudder has a new book out: Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking). Rudder is the guy responsible for the always fascinating OKTrends blog, which he started in 2009. From Nate Silver’s blog Five Thirty Eight, we learn that Dataclysm is based on Rudder’s OKTrends posts, for which he spent countless hours […]

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