Whether you’ve heard them, employed them, or fell victim to them — at one time or another we’ve all been subjected to stereotypes surrounding sex…Read More
We are conditioned to believe that seduction is a line to be used or a technique to adopt. We have let society perverse its meaning to become synonymous with ill intention…Read More
1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college. Rape is the most under-reported crime, and 63% of sexual assaults are not reported to police…Read More
My matchmaking colleagues and I are on the front lines — hearing first hand from singles how social change affects their dating lives…Read More
Who says you can't be friends with someone you're attracted to - you can. And who says you have to have sex with everyone you're attracted to - you shouldn't...Read More
We live in a world where contemporary dating culture is saturated with terms like ghosting, hookup, hang-out, swipe left and swipe right. This is not the age of virtuous romantic notions for the masses. This is the age of Tinder...Read More
Nearly everyone feels nervous when going on a first date. Your anxiety might be mild or massive. A few - or many - butterflies are bound to appear when you’ll be spending time with someone you don’t know well (if at all). So, we must keep in mind that dating is a process...Read More
Wouldn't it be so romantic to tame the untamable man? Wouldn't it be glamorous to sail away with the rogue your father hates?Read More
E. Jean Carroll occasionally drops a line to the team with a little inspiration or interesting tidbit of research. Aren't we a lucky bunch?! Her last token to us was a collection of the latest research on all things amour. Enjoy...Read More
Think about the past several relationships you’ve been in. Why did they end? Think back to the first time you met and the 2-3 dates that immediately followed. If you’re really honest with yourself, did you see any red flags? Ones that, unfortunately, you ignored?
Why do we do this? Falling in love is a rush -- but you are still you...Read More
It has been brought to our attention that you have encountered difficulties while navigating the San Francisco dating scene. You find the process deeply upsetting, confusing, and ultimately unknowable. Your efforts to increase intimacy in order to mitigate your overwhelming sense of loneliness have been met with seemingly insurmountable obstacles such as...Read More
Last month, CNN published an article entitled: “Has Tinder Replaced Dating with Hookup Culture?” Feel free to read it all the way through, but mostly it’s one commentator’s perspective on “hook-up culture” in general.
For instance, one fellow referenced is named Alex, a guy who works on Wall Street (naturally) who is able to have sex with as many as 100 women a month thanks to app-enabled dating...Read More
Don't worry, this is not a bait-and-switch headline. I'm going to tell you what women really want. And men too, while we're at it. I'm writing on behalf of a matchmaking company, after all. Lean in.
What women (and men) really want is...Read More
The other week, I was having a conversation with a friend of mine who is a new father - we’ll call him Cronus - and we were talking about parental instinct. He lowered his voice conspiratorially, considered the infant in his lap and said, “Sometimes I love my baby so much that I want to eat him. Is that normal?”
Turns out, it’s not just normal--it’s science! Olfactory chemical signals--the smells of newborn babies have been linked to dopamine spikes in the brains of new mothers, essentially triggering the same neurological reward circuit activated when a very hungry person eats, or when a heroin addict shoots up...Read More