Almost everyone has that ex they stayed with for too long, that one who never listened or could never commit, but still had some allure. Turns out biology might be to blame for our bad choices. Durante, K. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology May Sex differences in short-term mate preferences and behavioral mimicry: a semi-naturalistic experiment. C, Finkenauer, C.
A Stanford psychologist on the art of avoiding assholes
Nice Guys or Jerks? Who Gets Ahead - The Atlantic
I used to treat some women pretty terribly. I was an a-hole, and it was at least vaguely intentional. I have reasons, but not good ones.
After six years of the security, support, and occasional suffocation that comes with a long-term monogamous relationship, I recently became single for the first time as an adult out of college. I knew dating again would be a strange and possibly emotionally difficult experience after so long with one person. We had sex, texted, and hung out without counting the hours between messages or playing hard to get.