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Smiling and the Surprising Science Behind Dating Profile Photos. Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the duck face.

Smiling makes you more attractive. But is that the kind of attention you want? Turns out, there’s some surprising science behind smiling, attraction, and online dating profile photos. Attractive faces are a social signal that impact your social life and opportunities, including mate choice. When people see an attractive face, parts of their brain light…

Economics of Sex

The Economics of Sex

A brilliant video showing who has the power in today’s dating and mating power dynamics, and why, from The Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture. Hint: Women have power in the short game but men do in the long game (marriage). And we can thank the pill and online dating for those…

Strumpet: A female prostitute or a promiscuous woman.

Slang: What It Says About Culture and Sex

The first things anyone asks when learning a new language: What are the swear words? Profanity is a type of slang and slang demonstrates that we belong. In addition to demonstrating in-group identity, slang also tells us about people’s culture and thought processes. And there’s at least one thought process that every culture has developed…