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Dating Apps: Reframing How and Why You Use Them

July 15, 2018
Dating Apps: Reframing How and Why You Use Them

Five or six years ago, when I was first venturing out into the dating world as an adult, dating apps were not a thing, but I still met potential partners with relative ease. Whether it was through my friends, out at a bar, in a coffee shop or whatever, connecting was not that difficult. Of […]

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Are Dating Apps Facilitating Bad Behavior?

June 24, 2018
Are Dating Apps Facilitating Bad Behavior?

This past week could have been nicknamed “The Week of Bad Behavior.” The more I talk to women, the more dating app problems come to light. One of my friends met a man on an app last year, and she wound up discovering post-breakup that he had a girlfriend in another city the entire time […]

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Online Dating is Only Good For Swiping

September 21, 2017
Online Dating is Only Good For Swiping

New research (Joel, Eastwick, and Finkel, 2017) makes it clear – the most useful application of online dating is the right swipe. Matchmaking algorithms at online dating sites like Chemistry.com, eHarmony and OKCupid do not work. They may or may not predict long-term compatibility, but they definitely do not predict attraction. In our time, that’s a […]

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The New Order of Female Attraction

May 2, 2017
The New Order of Female Attraction

New research demonstrates that women find creative men very attractive. (H/T: J 2.0) This isn’t exactly a surprise; not-very-talented guys joining bands to get access to girls has been a mainstay of adolescent male dating strategy since the caveman era. French professor Nicholas Gueguen once conducted a now famous study to find out what kind of men […]

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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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