Politics and Feminism

How Do Men Really Feel About Dating Ambitious Women?

March 30, 2017
How Do Men Really Feel About Dating Ambitious Women?

A new study conducted by Harvard Business School suggests that single female MBA students actively hide ambition and leadership potential so that single guys in the program won’t be turned off. Since we might expect this population to be among the most ambitious women in the country, I find this extraordinary. If female Harvard MBAs […]

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What American Singles Want From Sex

March 27, 2017
What American Singles Want From Sex

Match.com’s annual Singles in America survey asks a lot of questions about sex. The most interesting questions do not ask for # of sexual partners, blah, blah, but are designed to elicit specific attitudes about sex as it relates to relationships. How many times have you been in love? Keep in mind that this survey includes […]

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Millennials Rewrite the Marriage Script

January 17, 2017
Millennials Rewrite the Marriage Script

Millennials are rewriting the marriage script of the last 60 years and establishing their own priorities around love and sex. They readily adapt to new dating technologies but are in no hurry to wed. That means big changes to an institution that has already changed radically in the last hundred years. The History of Marriage Anthropologist Helen Fisher sums […]

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The Growing Problem With Assortative Mating

December 1, 2016
The Growing Problem With Assortative Mating

Researchers have long understood that humans mate assortatively – that is, we select partners whose traits closely resemble our own. Education, socioeconomic status, religion, geography and other background traits predict which individuals will pair off. This has been viewed as a matter of “social homogamy.” That is, we tend to associate with and date people […]

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The U.S. Divorce Rate Plummets

November 23, 2016
The U.S. Divorce Rate Plummets

Bloomberg reports that the U.S. divorce rate has fallen for the third straight year to 16.9 divorces per 1,000 married women, a 35-year low. And the rate is dropping quickly, from 17.6 just a year ago. Divorce rose steeply during the 1970s, in concert with the Women’s Movement, topping out at 22.8 divorces per 1,000 married […]

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