The secret to successful flirting
This is a decent piece covering some great new research that we talk about in an upcoming podcast. The basic points all reinforce what we tell you; be a tender defender, display romantic interest, show assertiveness and compassion, etc, etc.
How to Spot a Manipulator
This is a great explanation of what pick-up artists actually teach–deceptive manipulation–and how to spot it.
The rival wears Prada: Luxury consumption as a female competition strategy
This study shows that men are not the only ones that spend money on luxuries to impress women. Like we keep saying, women dress to impress other women, and female-female mate competition is very real. The big takeaway, “These results suggest that luxury consumption may provide information about a women’s willingness to engage in sex, as well as her views about other women, and consequently, her success in intrasexual competitions.”
This is a criminally understudied part of human interaction, and over the next decade I expect to see a ton of very revealing work in this area.
Who’s Fucking: Josh and Debra
This is fucking hilarious. I use “empty my balls into you” all the time.