The science of dating

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Women, it turned out, were more selective about who they said they'd clicked with — but the men they did feel a connection with used appreciative ("That's awesome") and sympathetic ("That must be tough") language.

Both genders reported a better connection when the woman was the focus of the conversation, and the men showed "alignment and understanding." This study has some pretty hefty limitations: All 1,000 dates were between opposite-sex pairs of Standford graduate students.

Everyone in the dating game spends untold time, money, and emotional energy trying to find a nice person to chill with on the couch while you both actually watch Netflix — but somehow, most of us still feel like we're striking out constantly. That means thousands and thousands of study subjects have made all kinds of dating mistakes so that you and I don't have to.With the caveats that some of these findings are difficult to generalize and none of this advice will help you meet your soulmate tomorrow, here are seven science-backed dating tips.Couples psychologist Peter Pearson told Tech Insider that the best way for singletons to figure out what they want is to "date as much as they can manage or tolerate." Why?I know myself well enough now to realize that when put in this situation, I will ferociously pursue a guy, even if he kinda sucks, just to get the validation What? So I play along:^^^^^ LOL ^^^^^^So at this point, I’m feeling a little salty about the whole thing as this guy, through his weird timing and tone has made me feel like I’m his back burner chick who he texts when it is convenient, even if that is at am.They say acceptance is the first part of recovery, right? So, I decide to get real because at this point, I have nothing to lose. Yes, I lied about not putting him on the blog, but I said that before he pulled some real shit, which you’ll see later in this post.2.

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