Bar Romance
Aug17

Bar Romance

Romance is everything. — Gertrude Stein A couple days ago, I had my newly minted Highbrow course, Attraction Science, published! Already, the course has rocketed with sign-ups as people apparently really want to know how to be more attractive. In addition to that 10-day course, though, I also wrote a brief guide on The Psychophilosophy of Dating, where I provide scientific advice on “before the date,” “during the first date,”...

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Storytelling Sexiness
May11

Storytelling Sexiness

Great stories happen to those who can tell them. – Ira Glass Everybody loves a good story. And as an extension of that, people tend to love a good storyteller. Sometimes I wonder why my mom married my dad. Sure, he would eventually help produce some amazing offspring, but she couldn’t have known that then. However, one gifted trait she always asserted is his ability to tell stories. And if you don’t believe her, just give him a...

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Is Love at First Sight Real?
Mar02

Is Love at First Sight Real?

And when love speaks, the voice of all the gods makes heaven drowsy with the harmony. – William Shakespeare I have a question I’m sure you’ve considered before: Do you believe in love at first sight? When you’re young and the world is full of hummingbirds and dandelion clouds, yes, I’m sure you thought your first love was instantaneous and all consuming. But as you grow older, as you memorize the number of scars across your heart,...

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Defeating Love
Jul08

Defeating Love

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love. — Charles M. Schulz For a season so known for gaiety and sun, this summer—at least in Ohio—has been one of dejection and rain. Well. Not that bad. But it as has rained a lot. However, nothing brightens a dreary day better than romance. But if you have already found someone and feel yourself brimming with happiness meant for two, scientific research advises...

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On Your Sleeve or Close to Your Chest?
Jul01

On Your Sleeve or Close to Your Chest?

If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. — Andy Rooney I’ve been known to be an expressive guy—telling a story last night, I accidentally karate chopped a friend’s face. But I mean, come on—when has good gesticulation ever hurt a story? But not everyone is so wantonly wavy with their hands and arms in conversation, a distinction that extends beyond personality traits. In fact, there are cultural differences...

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