Research shows evidence that pain centers light up when people are asked to recall a recent rejection.
This article discusses the evolutionary origins of the pain of rejection and summarizes coping strategies including eliminating self-criticism, enhancing feelings of self-worth, and fostering social connectedness.
Online dating gives us the illusion of endless options and the idea that we are more likely to find “the one.” In the end we swipe, go on dates, do more swiping, and go on more dates in a seemingly endless search for something better.
The process feels efficient (it’s a numbers game right? Relationships take time and investment, which directly counters the online dating model, “little effort on lots of people rather than lots of effort on few.” If you’re dating, our advice is to read this article, take a deep breathe, slow down, and spend time with people rather than running yourself ragged in the dating race.
Our attachment style is fluid and can shift with time or changing contexts.
Is it possible to create the feeling of falling in love? He developed an experiment in which he had heterosexual strangers pair off and ask one another 36 questions and then stare into each other’s eyes for 4 minutes.
Documents filed by the Department of Health say the therapist clearly violated the state law, passed by the Legislature in 2000.
Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist, explains that we are programmed to determine whether we like someone within the first few seconds of meeting; a skill that helped our ancestors distinguish between friend or enemy.From her international research on this topic, she provides us with some interesting alternatives; suggesting that we (specifically women) can learn from other cultures and the variety of intimacy and kinship out there in the modern world.Before thinking that everyone has a hotter sex life than you, this podcast shares different stories of people who are sleeping alone at night.Following Guy Winch’s advice can lessen the blow of a rejection and help you bounce back faster.
This long but worthwhile read of an article is thoughtful and ambitious, discussing the emerging dating gap in society since the decline in male employment and education and the rise of women.
Taking us through her elaborate and incredibly well thought out strategy for marketing herself online to a targeted pool of men, she reinforces to the viewer the ultimate importance of developing ones own specific set of standards and sticking with your guns: no matter how many times your grandmother admonishes you for being “too picky.” In the end, she found her “jewish prince charming” and is now happily married with a young daughter.