Women science and dating

While research done by OKCupid on data from their site indicates women still tend to go for guys their age, men are often (unsurprisingly) into women in their twenties, no matter the man's age.

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And for those who think it’s a good idea to ask a bazillion questions about where their partner grew up and the name of his or her childhood pet, think again: Asking questions usually signalled a lack of connection, probably because women felt that they had to act curious in order to keep a boring conversation going.

Signs of a good conversation were subtler, like varying one’s speech to get louder and softer. Department of Psychology, Social Behavioral Science Building, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC. But this new study adds to a growing body of research suggesting there are other factors, aside from a pretty face, that predict whether two people click.

Still, the researchers’ findings aren’t meant to be rules for how to interact on a first date.

Instead, they’re observations about the factors that contribute to romantic chemistry.

Less shocking, women were more likely to say they connected with men who used appreciative language (“That’s awesome!

”) and who interrupted them — but only as a way to show understanding and engagement (“Exactly”).

Long hours and many glasses of wine were consumed trying to develop the perfect strategy to court this new woman, and this most saccharine of holidays was proving to be an obstacle. According to friends’ counsel, my decision would hinge on the message I wanted to communicate.

Should I be assertive and make plans with her for the night? That is, how interested did I want to appear to this woman?

In the end it's probably a good idea for an older guy to stop and consider whether he wants to explain all his pop culture references for the next decade or three—though conversation in that situation may be a little overrated.

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