Singles Will Ditch a Bad Date in a Surprisingly Short Time, Study Says
(Link): Singles will ditch a bad date in a surprisingly short time, study says
By Adriana Diaz
Feb 2, 2023
The countdown to having your best friend call you faking an emergency starts now.
Singles will ditch a bad date in less than an hour, a recent study from roadside assistance provider Britannia Rescue found.
The research found that daters only need 25 minutes to decide whether or not they’re enjoying themselves, but they will wait an average of 51 minutes before faking a call from an overbearing boss or a desperate friend.
A fifth of singles who know what they want — or conversely don’t want — have left halfway through a date.
But not everyone is so decisive. It turns out that 58% of love-seekers have sat through a bad date; they did so because they felt the need to be polite (72%), thought it might get better (37%) or felt too uncomfortable saying anything (36%).
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Having a Boy Really Is Tougher! Brains Age Quicker in Parents Who Have Sons, Scientists Find
(Link): Having a boy really IS tougher! Brains age quicker in parents who have sons, scientists find
October 25, 2022
by Emily Craig
It will come as little surprise to many parents — but having a boy really might be tougher work.
Scientists say having a son seems to age your brain quicker.
A study of more than 13,000 over-50s in the US found that parents with at least one son experienced faster cognitive decline, compared to those without one.
And those who had more than one son lost their cognitive abilities faster than those who had only daughters.
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Scientists Say MISSIONARY is the Best Sex Position for Female Orgasm
(Link): Scientists say MISSIONARY is the best sex position for female orgasm
by Shivali Best
July 6, 2022
It’s often perceived as the most boring sex position, but a new study may paint missionary in a new light.
Researchers have revealed that missionary is the best position for reaching female orgasm – as long as you use a pillow.
In a new study, researchers from private gynaecology clinic New H Medical in New York assessed blood flow to the clitoris during popular poses including missionary, sitting face-to-face and rear entry.
Their findings show that blood flow to the clitoris – a key step towards the ‘big O’ – is greatest when the man is on top during missionary, with a pillow placed beneath the woman’s pelvis.
In the study, the team set out to understand the best sex positions for female orgasm.
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Digital Disloyalty: Study Says Online Flirting Can Destroy Real-Life Relationships
(Link): Digital disloyalty: Study says online flirting can destroy real-life relationships
by John Anderer
HERZLIYA, Israel — Some consider flirting harmless, but new research suggests flirting online can ruin a real-life relationship.
Scientists at Reichman University report flirty online interactions with someone who isn’t your romantic partner can have a subtle, unconscious effect on how that person perceives their real-life loved ones.
In other words, flirting online may lead to someone seeing their partner as less attractive.
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Progression Bias: Your Dating Standards are Likely Lower Than You Think
(Link): Progression bias: Your dating standards are likely lower than you think
January 13, 2022
We seem to have a “progression bias” that nudges us toward pro-relationship decisions and away from breaking up.
…One fundamental assumption underlying the idea that it’s harder to start a relationship holds that people are generally picky when dating.
Whether it is having checklists or deal-breakers, people tend to conceptualize dating as a trial period for assessing their partner for a more serious long-term relationship. And it is, to some extent.
But a recent review suggests we might not be as selective as we think. Published in the journal (Link): Personality and Social Psychology Review, the paper offers evidence that people are more likely to make pro-relationship decisions at nearly every step of a relationship — from agreeing to a first date to maintaining a marriage — even at points where we might think our selectiveness would nudge us toward breaking up.
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Sex ‘Highly Important’ to a Quarter of Middle-Aged Women, Study Shows
Christian gender complementarians need to get with the program – first and foremost, toss complementarianism in the trash can where it belongs – but secondly, toss out the sexist, strange, or unbiblical beliefs they have about women’s libidos.
Complementarians enjoy living in a fantasy world where they falsely believe that only men want and enjoy sex, and that women don’t enjoy or want sex. This alleviates them of taking responsibility for pleasing women in the bedroom, I suspect.
(Link): Sex ‘Highly Important’ to a Quarter of Middle-Aged Women, Study Shows
by Chris Melore
CLEVELAND, Ohio — There’s a common belief that people lose interest in sex as they age. A new study finds this isn’t exactly true for many middle-aged women.
Researchers say sex still remains important to the daily lives of over 70 percent of women entering midlife.
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) shows 27 percent of women continue to rate sex as a high priority throughout midlife. The report looks at more than 3,200 participants in the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation.
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High Schoolers Who Don’t Date Are Less Depressed Than Their Counterparts Who Do (2019) Study Says
(Link): High Schoolers Who Don’t Date Are Less Depressed Than Their Counterparts Who Do Study Says
Kirsi Goldynia, CNN
Updated 2:45 PM ET, Wed September 11, 2019
(CNN)Dating is a normal part of adolescence — and a formative one at that. Decades of research have suggested a link between romantic relationships and identity development as teenagers mature into young adults.
But a recent study published in the Journal of School Health reveals that adolescents who choose not to date fare as well as, or better than, their coupled counterparts in social and leadership skills.
They’re also less depressed.
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More Women Having First Baby Over Age 40 And Out Of Wedlock: 2018 Pew Study
(Link): Older, educated women are more likely to have babies now, report says
(Link): Modern Mothers Are Having More Children
…And not as many women are waiting for marriage to have those babies. By 2014, 55 percent of mothers ages 40 to 44 who’ve never said “I do” had at least one child. In 1994, it was about 31 percent.
Researchers noticed a trend across all races and ethnicities: Women as a whole have started delaying motherhood. This includes millennial moms — the report found the median age for first-time mothers is now 26, while back in 1994, it was 23.
Women are also putting off motherhood until after higher education.
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You Taste Food Differently When You’re in a Relationship
(Link): You Taste Food Differently When You’re in a Relationship
People change and adapt when they’re in a relationship—and not usually in ways that make them more unique. Studies suggest that over time, romantic partners can become more similar in subtle ways. Younger couples tend to have similar levels of health the longer they’ve been together, and couples may even develop similar facial features—by employing the same facial muscles out of unintentional mimicry—over time.
The same phenomenon may also happen on the plate. A new study published in the journal Appetite suggests that couples may develop more similar food tastes the longer they’re together.
….The longer a couple had been together, the more likely they were to share the same preferences for smell and taste. Interestingly, how happy they were in their relationship did not affect this trend.
Your Career Choice Could Affect Your Marriage, According To This Study (by J. Chang)
(Link): Your Career Choice Could Affect Your Marriage, According To This Study
This story originally appeared on LearnVest as “These Jobs Have the Highest and Lowest Divorce Rates.”
As most couples can attest, married life takes work. There isn’t a single factor that ultimately determines what makes a marriage happy — but one new study shows that your career can at least have a strong influence.
Career site Zippia crunched some Census Bureau data to figure out which jobs and industries showed the highest divorce rates for those 30 and younger.
Military jobs, by far, put the largest strain on marriages — perhaps unsurprisingly, considering the stress that constant deployments and moves can put on a family both emotionally and financially.
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One Way to Make First Dates Just a Little Less Painful by C. Romm
(Link): One Way to Make First Dates Just a Little Less Painful
- In both cases [in the study], cooperation was higher — the subjects shared their money more often, or settled the hypothetical strike more quickly — if both members of the pair had eaten the same thing first, a piece of knowledge that’s worth tucking away for your next awkward meal: “Consumers can be strategic in the food they consume,” the study authors wrote, “utilizing food as a social lubricant when eating dinner on a date or when out for lunch with a colleague.” Your date might not order exactly what you want, but sometimes, it’s better to ignore your cravings and take any help you can get.
(Link): Is Dating Worth It? by A. Schwartz (Re “Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating” book by Weigel)
(Link): Why “Netflix And Chill” Replaced Dinner and A Movie – Dating in 2016
(Link): Are We Dating Wrong? by J Smith
Teenagers Given Condoms at School Likelier to Become Pregnant and Get STDs / STIs: 2016 Study
(Link): New Study Shows ’90s Era Condom Programs Increased Teen Fertility Rates
by MICHAEL J. NEW
June 17, 2016
A new study by a pair of Notre Dame economists received some media attention this week. It found that school districts that instituted condom distribution programs in the early 1990s saw significant increases in the teen-fertility rate [as well as an increase in sexually transmitted diseases].
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