According to a study by psychologist Danu Anthony Stinson, “affirmation seems to provide a psychological buffer” that lets us put aside social fears and anxieties.
There is a takeaway for those interested in gaining confidence and success with women: by building up and focusing on values (other than our relationships with women) that are central to our identity, we Continue reading
In a social science study, we learn that driving a sports car may attract women interested in short-term relationships, but not marriage:
According to the researchers, women found a man who chose to purchase a flashy luxury product (such as a Porsche) more desirable than the same man who purchased a non-luxury item (such as a Honda Civic). However, there was a catch: Although women found the flashy guys more desirable for a date, the man with the Porsche was not preferred as a marriage partner. Women inferred from a man’s flashy spending that he was interested in uncommitted sex.
That said, you’re probably not going to experience very much satisfaction knowing that women are attracted to you for your things. It’s much more satisfying to know that women are attracted to you because of something more internal about yourself, like your intelligence, humor and wit.
Read the cited study’s full article here.
In a Science Daily article, Breaking Rules Makes You Seem Powerful, we learn how the outward signs of violating social norms and generally acting like you don’t care can make you appear more powerful. Smiling less, interrupting others, and putting your feet on the table Continue reading