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Your face and head give more information about you than any other body part.
– Helen Fisher
Women have a better sense of color and a better color memory. They’re more likely to notice when something doesn’t match; more likely to notice what you’re wearing.
Women like signs of money and education – things that indicate that not only is this guy going to have some resources, but he’s also willing to share them.
The brain was not built to walk into a bar, where you know nobody, and start a conversation. That’s not the way humanity has courted.
The Internet lets women use words, which is their natural tool. Little girls speak in more complex, grammatical sentences than little boys do, and women never lose that superiority in verbal ability.
When people tell you to walk a certain way, it’s like not thinking of a purple tomato. You can’t not do it.
Both sexes like the exercise and challenge of sports, but for men it’s also a basic display behavior for impressing and winning a mate.
Blushing is thought to be linked to increased levels of norepinephrine in the brain, which may be associated with romantic feelings. It signals that we are interested and excited, which is attractive to men.
Real competition can drive up testosterone, which boosts libido.
When somebody leaves Match.com or Chemistry.com, they ask you why you left. One box you can check is, ‘I found somebody.’ Between 15 and 20 percent of people check that box.
As societies continue to loosen their standards regarding what is appropriate female and male behavior, I think we are going to realize we have not only underestimated women, but also men.
Women, it turns out, are built to lead – particularly in the modern world.
There’s biology in everything, even when you’re feeling spiritual.
I think the happiness we find, we make.
Liberals and conservatives are looking for entirely different things. Their attitudes toward romance and how they court are really dramatically different. There’s almost no overlap.
When you look at the brain regions associated with picking up data from the body, a huge amount of the brain is devoted to picking up information from the lips and tongue.
Office romances are few, short, and not usually destructive.
We’re not very dangerous animals; we don’t have a horn like a rhino or quills like a porcupine.
Almost always, when I’m on TV, the producers who call me, who negotiate what we’re going to say, is a woman.
Any time you choose not to hide your tattoo, you’re limiting your social sphere, because they’re not popular in big business.
A woman of 40 or 50 or 60 can take estrogen replacements, get facelifts, spend her money in bars.
A hundred years ago, if you had a child out of marriage, you’d be a social disgrace. Today women feel comfortable enough economically and culturally to bring up a child without a recognized commitment from a man.
Young women today do not marry the men they met in high school, or even the one they go out with at college, because they do not need to.
Kissing is not just kissing. It is a major escalation or de-escalation point in a powerful process of mate choice.
I was married and divorced at 23.
In general, men are wired to notice obvious signs that convey interest in mating – a warm smile, for example – and ignore other subtleties, like if your lipstick is faded.
It’s almost as if men who get tribal tattoos are trying to signal that they are dangerous, they’re to be respected, and they’re powerful.
I can’t conceive of caring more about my president than my own partner.
My hypothesis is that conservative Republicans have very clear values, and when you have that, you’re simply more relaxed.
For men, being too put-together implies femininity.