The Most Effective Pickup Line?
It may be, "I'm taken." The New Scientist reports today on a Journal of Experimental Social Psychology study finding that single heterosexual women prefer men who are identified as taken by a wide margin over men identified as single. Single men were far less picky in their choices generally, but their preferences were not affected by whether or not a woman was single. Big Think has enlisted several experts to weigh in on the mysteries of relationships.
Elizabeth Gilbert settled down in the wake of her bestseller Eat, Pray, Love. She delivered a memoir about her romance to be released in January, and gave Big Think a preview of the relationship tale.
Last year, Rachel Resnik, author of Love Junkie, a memoir of her lifelong attraction to unsuitable men, told Big Think what kind of men attract love addicts like herself. Meanwhile, for the mathematically inclined, Yale economist Barry Nalebuff discussed game theory's applications to relationships.
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Thinking your life is worthwhile is correlated with a variety of positive outcomes.
- A new study finds that adults who feel their lives are meaningful have better health and life outcomes.
- Adults who felt their lives were worthwhile tended to be more social and had healthier habits.
- The findings could be used to help improve the health of older adults.
Even when they suffer costs in doing so.
- It's commonly thought that the suppression of female sexuality is perpetuated by either men or women.
- In a new study, researchers used economics games to observe how both genders treat sexually-available women.
- The results suggests that both sexes punish female promiscuity, though for different reasons and different levels of intensity.
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, explains his plan for success.
- Jeff Bezos had a clear vision for Amazon.com from the start.
- He was inspired by a statistic he learned while working at a hedge fund: In the '90s, web usage was growing at 2,300% a year.
- Bezos explains why books, in particular, make for a perfect item to sell on the internet.
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