Tag: Helen Fisher

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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Helen Fisher on How We Love

June 2, 2016
Helen Fisher on How We Love

Here’s Helen Fisher talking about the three different hormonal systems that can trigger love. She makes the point that casual sex is never casual – amen to that. Her research also dovetails very well with Jonathan Haidt’s work on passionate vs. companionate love. 

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Smart Men Want to Date Smart Women

March 3, 2015
Smart Men Want to Date Smart Women

Some of the most harmful myths in dating revolve around the trait of female intelligence. On one hand, intelligent women may fear that men feel intimidated by them. This lowers self-confidence, and may even be used to excuse dating failures. “It’s obvious that he didn’t call you again because he was intimidated by your intelligence and career […]

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Are Extra-Relationship Crushes Harmless?

June 11, 2013
Are Extra-Relationship Crushes Harmless?

In a recent discussion the subject of crushes came up – does having a crush on someone other than your partner constitute cheating? Dr. Gary Lewandowski, author of the blog The Science of Relationships, has addressed this question in the post Is It Okay To Have A Crush On Someone Who Isn’t Your Significant Other?  Excerpts follow: […]

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What Makes a Great Marriage?

February 15, 2013
What Makes a Great Marriage?

Recently an unusually cynical and jaded male commenter observed that the traditional male exchange of commitment for sex, i.e. marriage, is a bum deal:     “The buyer isn’t buying anything, but rather financing a depreciating asset for a long term.” Yikes. Condolences to the wife. Reader J was moved to share her wistful hope of […]

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