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Chicks Dig Altruists

November 18, 2016
Chicks Dig Altruists

New research featured at Scientific American finds that altruists – guys who do good deeds for others – get laid more. This is somewhat surprising because until recently, research on altruism has focused on cooperation as a means of group and kin survival, not a sexually selected trait. In fact, in contemporary culture the opposite […]

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Women As the Object of Desire

September 29, 2016
Women As the Object of Desire

After my recent post about strategic ways that women can signal their attraction to men, we discussed how tricky it can be to walk the fine line between signaling interest and initiating. Women coming of age today have been raised to pursue achievement in service of their goals. So it seems backward to relegate ourselves to […]

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Embrace the Power of the Sexual Gatekeeper

February 23, 2015
Embrace the Power of the Sexual Gatekeeper

One unfortunate side effect of cultural change since the Sexual Revolution is the belief that sex is a level playing field where the sexes are equipped with the same objectives, strategies, and playbooks. Despite rampant feminist denial of biological differences between men and women, our radically different reproductive biologies ensure that we will never – and […]

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What Women Want

December 23, 2014
What Women Want

What do women want? Adam didn’t know. Freud didn’t know. Ladykiller movie stars don’t know. Evolutionary psychologists know they don’t know. Honestly, women don’t know either. Why is it so hard for women to describe what they want? I. We don’t all want the same things. Women vary enormously in their sociosexuality, or attitudes about casual sex. In […]

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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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