To make the best decisions, we cannot delude ourselves.I've posted many studies offering hope and inspiration but to be honest and fair, we also need to look at facts about people many like to deny. If you wish to retain illusions that the realm of sex and relationships is pure as the driven snow or that outside of physical dimensions there are no fundamental differences between men and women, turn back now as I am about to open a large can of peer-reviewed whoop-ass.Couples psychologist Peter Pearson told Tech Insider that the best way for singletons to figure out what they want is to "date as much as they can manage or tolerate." Why?Because you can't actually figure out what works for you (and what doesn't) until you meet people with a variety of traits and see what it's like to hang with them.The younger the woman, the more he spends: The total spent on rings was positively correlated to the annual incomes of both men and women but negatively correlated to women's ages. Research shows, if men didn't need to impress women, they probably wouldn't leave the couch: The results show that if there were no returns to career choices in the marriage market, men would tend to work less, study less, and choose blue‐collar jobs over white‐collar jobs.
It's all to celebrate the launch of our new dating site, New Scientist Connect.For that final inspiration injection, read our photo comic about Linda's DNA dating adventure.Will the siren call of genetic compatibility triumph over Linda and Nic's love?When someone plays hot-cold, keeps you guessing, makes you constantly uncertain? No, we haven't because they really are more attractive. The worst parts — their entitlement and exploitativeness: …narcissism leads to popularity at first sight.Yeah, that makes you attracted: Participants in the uncertain condition were most attracted to the men — even more attracted than were participants who were told that the men liked them a lot. Second, the aspects of narcissism that are most maladaptive in the long run (exploitativeness/entitlement) proved to be most attractive at zero acquaintance. The stereotypes are true: men want sex more than women and, yeah, guys are more likely to hit on girls with big boobs.