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SUPERMAN

An acute sense of justice and fairness are traits linked with the testosterone system in the brain.  So Superman’s affiliation with the “Justice League of America” is an immediate tipoff to his personality type:  a high testosterone male, what I call the Director.  He also looks like a Director.  Testosterone builds muscle—one of Superman’s outstanding traits.  His angular jaw, high… Read More »

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Summer Love

Adventure!  Some 85% of Match singles are drawn to a date who likes to explore.   And 76% say they want to try something new this summer.  Why is adventure such an aphrodisiac?  Because novelty triggers the dopamine system in the brain to make you feel alert, focused, energetic, optimistic…and often romantic too.  So when you find an adventurous partner, you… Read More »

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SMART LOVE

       An anthropologist once asked a Kung Bushman living in a hunter/gatherer band in the grasslands of Botswana if he would marry a woman who was smarter than he was.  He replied, “Yes, because she’d make me smart too.”  Today 80% of singles say they “must have” or find it “very important” to have someone of the same… Read More »

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SMART IS THE NEW SEXY

       Is “smart” sexy?  Singles think so.  Today some 80% of singles say they “must have” or find it “very important” to have someone of the same level of intelligence.   And 89% would make a commitment to someone who is “considerably” better educated or more intellectual than themselves.  Why do we want a smart partner?         Because intelligence comes with a… Read More »

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“Money can’t buy love.”

      “I don’t like money actually.  But it quiets my nerves,” said heavyweight boxer, Joe Louis.  We all like money, for many reasons.  But Singles today aren’t waiting for a fat wallet to win romance.  Indeed, when the 2012 Martch.com survey asked over 5,000 Singles in America, “In what ways has the current economic situation affected your dating habits,” 60%… Read More »

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CHEMISTRY OF THE ROYALS

     William and Kate have chemistry!  They are perfect for one another–from the biological perspective.    They both appear to be Explorers—novelty seeking, curious, creative people naturally expressive of the dopamine system in the brain.  As William summed up their mutual outlook on life:  “I like space and freedom.”  Brother Harry agrees,  recently saying, “He’s a wild thing.”       From my studies on Chemistry.com,… Read More »

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Romance in Vegas

I just ate a black and white cookie the size of a dinner plate.  But I’m finding it difficult to feel too guilty about it here in Las Vegas, where I have come to make a speech.  In the conference ballroom where I just spoke about love were some 300 therapists in the helping professions–eager to understand… Read More »

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Why do men seem more forgetful and women never forget?

      So many times I have begun reminiscing with a boyfriend about a holiday we shared, a movie we saw, or a trip we took—only to discover how little he remembered of the event.  While I could recall what I wore, what we discussed, where we went, even what we ate, it was all a blur to… Read More »

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Profile Do’s & Don’ts

DO craft a clever username. Sure, you could be Bill1031…lots of people could. Instead, try for something catchier and more descriptive of your interests and outlook, such as BBQKing or MidwestSurfer. DO make those first few words of your headline count. On search pages, only the first four to six words or so of your headline will… Read More »

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Powerful independent women

                                For: Women’s History Month Women have come a long way back–back to the days before farm living, when women in gathering/hunting societies were highly independent and powerful, economically, socially and sexually.  Gone are the customs of our farming past, when women were denied an education and were married off as virgins ‘til death do they part.… Read More »