23rd of August 2014

Check This Out #19: Experiments, Morals and Asking Guys For Sex


OkCupid: We Experiment on Human Beings
There is a TON of great info in here, e.g., people act like they are good for each other if they are told they are (confirmation bias), people conflate looks with personality (the halo effect), and pictures make a huge difference in online dating.

The Surprising Source of Our Sexual Morals
This should not be shocking. There is an evolutionary basis for almost anything. Which does NOT mean evolution explains everything, it just means that our genes and genetic history must be accounted for in almost any explanation of anything human.



Husband’s esteem predicts his mate retention tactics
The abstract might be hard to understand, but basically, what this study indicates is that how you see yourself is a big factor in determining how other people see you, and that impacts behavior within relationships.



Asking Guys For Sex
This is just a video showing what everyone knows–men want to have sex with attractive women. Geoff wanted me to write about how it replicated some old study, but really, who doesn’t know this?


Dear Men: This Is Why Women Have Every Right To Be Disgusted With Us
We’ve been saying this to you guys for awhile; you have no idea what it’s like to be a woman, and this piece gives some great (and funny) examples of what we’re talking about. Most guys are fucking animals to women, and even if you aren’t, it impacts how they respond to you. We don’t say that to shame you or turn into pussy-whipped gender feminists, not at all. We’re telling you because understanding women will make you better at communicating with them, which is the key to getting into relationships with them.


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