The Science of Being a Wingman
A decent review of some the science behind being a wingman. Doesn’t discuss at all social proof or what to actually do, but a fun read nonetheless.
When Women Wanted Sex Much More Than Men
This is a pretty interesting piece, that overreaches at times, but makes a salient point: Women want sex just as much as men. They just want it in different ways and with different meanings attached (usually). What you should understand: women want to have sex, they just want to do it in a way that is meaningful to them, not just you.
Covert sexual signaling: Human flirtation and implications for other social species
One of the definitive papers tying signaling theory to evolution and mating. A thick, difficult read, but foundational. If you can’t get through this or don’t understand it, don’t sweat, we’ll explain signaling in simple terms later.
The science of attraction
Attraction and sex for people who learn about science from TED videos.