Tag: evolutionary psychology

What Makes a Man Creepy?

September 22, 2016
What Makes a Man Creepy?

Evolutionary psychology researchers Francis McAndrew and Sara Koehnke had heard a lot about “creepiness,” but rather than describing what characteristics creeps display, most people describe how someone makes them feel, i.e. “He creeps me out.” They were surprised to learn that the concept of creepiness in social interactions had never been empirically studied, and they set […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

Social Proof: What It Is – and Isn’t

November 10, 2015
Social Proof: What It Is – and Isn’t

This is the third in a series based on the new book Mate: Become the Man Women Want by evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller and reformed bad boy Tucker Max. The first post can be found HERE and the second post HERE. Social proof is a psychological term used to describe the common phenomenon of herd behavior: Social […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

Witnessing the Painful Fallout of Female Promiscuity

January 22, 2013
Witnessing the Painful Fallout of Female Promiscuity

Last week, new reader Nancy stumbled onto an old post I wrote about one risk of female promiscuity that no one likes to talk about. It led her to share a story that is painful to read, but I offer it here as a public service announcement.  Millennial women, be aware. Feminism did not rid […]

Continue Reading »

Top