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Tag Archive | "Research"

Online Dating’s Fatal Flaws

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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photo via Flickr Researches recently published¬†a book-length article in the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest¬†on the scientific flaws of online dating. They wrote a layperson’s summary for¬†Scientific American, but even that was three pages long (practically an eternity in internet time). So here’s what you need to know in a nutshell: Online dating’s [...]

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Pickup Artist Training Will Make You Feel Bad About Yourself

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

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Here’s the dirty little secret of pickup artist training: it actually works (for both men and women), but it may well make you feel like shit about yourself. Maybe you don’t care. Maybe you just want the digits. But just in case you want to get laid and feel like a better person, you might [...]

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Doctor Claims He’s Located the G-Spot

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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photo via flickr Yes, Virginia, there is a G-spot, and one doctor in Poland claims he’s located it — and he says it’s tiny, less then one centimeter across. But other G-spot experts are not so sure of his claim. Dr. Adam Ostrzenski (what are the odds his buddies now call him Dr. O?), a [...]

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Marrying Up Is on the Way Down

Monday, April 16, 2012

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Is there any generation that doesn’t consider itself a watershed? We’re suckers for studies that prove we were born at a true turning point. Research by the¬†Institute for Public Policy Research — a¬†lefty, UK-based think tank — shows that “marrying up” is becoming a thing of the past, and the change really started with women [...]

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What Would You Give Up For the Internet?

Monday, April 2, 2012

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photo via flickr A recent survey by the Boston Consulting Group asked people in the U.S. which key lifestyle habits they would be willing to give up instead of the Internet for a year. 73% would give up alcohol; 69% would give up coffee (we love how close those two figures are!); 77% would give [...]

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Naked News: The Right’s War on Women/Porn/Ethics

Friday, March 23, 2012

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photo via Flickr Santorum’s final nail in his own coffin:¬†his promised war on porn… …Because the¬†only thing the Bible Belt loves more than God might be straight and gay porn. Another anti-choice male Republican politician who really gets women:¬†Pennsylvania Governor Tim “Just Close Your Eyes” Corbett. Yes, there really is¬†a bill in Kansas that would [...]

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What Your Outfit Color Means on the Pick-Up Scene

Friday, March 2, 2012

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photo via flickr A recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology looked at why men are more attracted to women who wear red — because, according to earlier studies (not to mention the lyrics of one Chris DeBurgh), men sit closer to ladies in red and ask them more intimate questions. Well, [...]

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What The Economist Doesn’t Get About Online Dating

Thursday, February 23, 2012

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photo via flickr A recent article in The Economist magazine examines a bunch of scientific papers about online dating in an attempt to figure out if any of those fancy matching algorithms are better than old-fashioned matchmakers like your grandmother. Or even if simply all that choice — and all those checkboxes! — improves your [...]

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We Can Resist Anything Except Temptation – and Twitter

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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Researchers out of Chicago University’s Booth Business School recently conducted a study¬†on people’s ability to resist their desires. It turns out that people can resist cigarettes, they can resist alcohol, they can resist sex, and they can resist the urge to spend money… but what they really really can’t resist is the urge to engage [...]

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Given a Free Pass for a Fling, Women Would Call an Old Flame

Friday, February 17, 2012

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vintage album cover via flickr We’ve long known that The One Who Got Away makes for great late-night Google fantasies. And that makes sense: you rifle through your memory bank after another bad breakup — or after another inane argument with your spouse — and wonder how life would have been different if you’d stayed [...]

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