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Fall in Love In Three Easy Steps! Seriously. Cross My Heart. But, Would You Want Do It?

January 16, 2015

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If you and a potential partner could swallow a pill that would ensure a mutually respectful, and lasting love, would you take it with just anyone or would you wait for the best match to come along?

Preferences v. Reasons: What the Heart Knows, the Mind Shouldn’t Explain.

October 13, 2014

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This research, David McRaney points out, challenges the value of introspection in many domains of life.

The Worth in the While of the Noisy Exercise of Existence: Me and Kool and the Gang’s Joanna

September 8, 2014

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The indubitable experience of love, in and of itself, is a well-spring of uncertainty and, through it, an immeasurable ocean of vulnerability is discovered.

Between Laissez-Faire and The Rule of Law: What is the Politics of Your Relationship?

August 18, 2014

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The aim of this (rather lengthy) post is to propose a framework with which to make sense of and assess the many ways two (or more persons) might arrange and organize their relationship.

Indisputable, Not Immutable: An Inhuman Fact of Our Society.

July 7, 2014

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Please note: This post discusses the prevalence of sexual violence in our lives.

The Princess and the Frog: Freedom and the Pursuit of Less Happiness

May 12, 2014

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I can’t recall when I first heard the story of the Princess and the Frog. For as long as I can remember, however, I have always had the notion that the moral of the story was intended for women. I suppose this could be because of the pervasive trope that subverts the romance of the […]

La Grande Bellezza: Admired but Never Known.

March 5, 2014

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Once a woman passes a certain threshold of physical attractiveness, it’s not unreasonable to claim that, for her, every heterosexual man is, in principle, sexually attainable. In most cases, a man will resist the sexual advances of a woman he finds attractive only when there is some kind of promise, rule, or law he feels […]