Tag: dark triad

Creatures of the Night

October 30, 2014
Creatures of the Night

Apropos of Halloween… Yesterday’s post on jerks in the dating pool heavily featured the work of Peter Jonason, an Australian researcher who recently won the prestigious Ig Nobel Prize for his work on the sleep habits of Dark Triad males. (H/T to reader Tara) In Creatures of the night: Chronotypes and the Dark Triad traits Jonason et al studied whether […]

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Do Chicks Really Dig Jerks?

October 29, 2014
Do Chicks Really Dig Jerks?

Chicks dig jerks. True or false? This statement is one of the guiding principles of mating in our time. The unfortunate state of affairs, which is often credited with destroying society, is usually attributed to the Women’s Movement. Feminism ostensibly gave women the freedom to have sex with the bad men they really want. Badness ——> Women […]

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Some Men Just Can’t Keep Their Monogamy Genes On

May 9, 2013
Some Men Just Can’t Keep Their Monogamy Genes On

There is now excellent data available via brain imaging demonstrating that some people appear wired for monogamy, while others are not. Cindy Meston and David Buss, both of the University of Texas – Austin, brought men into the lab for MRIs and watched their brain activity while the men looked at three sets of pictures. […]

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Is Casual Sex Destroying Empathy?

October 19, 2010
Is Casual Sex Destroying Empathy?

A recurring theme in conversations about dating is the general lack of empathy between the sexes. Women feel that men just want to use and discard them, with little consideration of their emotional needs. Men feel that women focus on just a few alpha males, ignoring all the good guys who are relationship material. (The […]

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