Classic research on jealousy in heterosexual couples tells us that women are more concerned about men’s emotional infidelity, because if a man is emotionally attached to a rival woman, this undermines the closeness in the original relationship. Evolutionary theorists believe this … [Read more...] about Do Bisexual People Experience Jealousy in the Same Way as Heterosexual People?
If you were sexually permissive,1 would you approve of your friends’ sexual permissiveness, too? After all, who are we to judge when we act the same way ourselves? Well, let’s say something you value is at stake. The attitudes of an overly sexy friend could threaten your own … [Read more...] about Friends Don’t Like Friends Who Sleep Around (Even If They’re Sleeping Around, Too)
Meet Nate and Angelica. Nate and Angelica are getting married. They’ve planned every detail of the ceremony, and checked all their reservations twice. The vows are written; the honeymoon getaway is booked. Maybe Nate daydreams about surprising Angelica on special occasions; maybe … [Read more...] about To Have and To Hold, To Share and Be Equitable
In the acclaimed TV drama Breaking Bad, high school chemistry teacher Walter White has a big secret—he doesn’t tell his wife Skyler that he and his former student Jesse Pinkman have begun “cooking” and selling meth. Lots and lots of meth. As is the case with many couples, Walt … [Read more...] about The Rules of Deception in Romance
I’m probably not the only person who’s wondered why muscle-car expos and auto-enthusiast magazines often feature attractive female models, or “car babes,” posing suggestively alongside (or on top of!) luxurious vehicles. Doesn’t the eye candy distract prospective buyers from the … [Read more...] about When a Flash of Skin Makes a Man Flash His Cash