Monthly Archives: November 2011

Smart Women Having More Kids

When Janice and Ryan Compton, both professors at the University of Manitoba, were trying to decide whether to have a third child, they already knew how challenging it would be to balance home life while continuing to work long hours. See the full article here.

More Sex is Safe Sex – The High School Edition, Part I

A couple of years ago Steven Landsburg controversially argued that if we want STI rates to fall then what is needed is more people participating in casual sex.  As counter-intuitive as that argument may seem, the reverse of that “unconventional wisdom” appears to be playing out in high schools across America.

In Defense of Divorce

Today we will take a few minutes to show a little appreciation for an important right in Western society – the right to divorce. It is important to celebrate this right lest we risk losing it amid all the social ills divorce has evoked. Advocates of covenant marriage believe that stricter marriage contracts are the […]

Do political affiliations matter in dating?

You are on a date with a wonderful man/woman. He/she is speaking, but you are gazing lovingly into his/her eyes thinking how lucky you are having finally met your perfect match. Then you hear him/her say this: “And that is why I think Sarah Palin would make a great president.” How attracted are you now?

Want to Find a Husband? Go to School, Don’t Bleach Your Skin

What do Asian men and African American women have in common? Both are searching for love in very competitive marriage markets and, according to market forecasters, individuals in these groups are driving the growth in global demand for skin lightening creams. Coincidence? I think not.

Is the time you spend online ruining your marriage?

Warning, the four minutes you will spend reading this blog post may be hazardous to your marriage. Or so you might think.

For Richer or for Poorer: Marriage-as-Insurance in Hard Times

My ex-husband has lost his job, again. When we were married he seemed to have two employment states – almost out of a job and out of a job. He will find another, of course, but in the meantime (and I know this from experience) the loss is bound to put stress on his marriage.

If An Old Man Is an Annuity, How Much is He Worth on the Senior Sex Market?

A friend of mother’s, a lovely older woman, casually remarked recently that the only way she would consider dating again would be if she found a man willing to provide both a doctor’s note and a bank statement. I can’t blame her for not wanting a new dependent at her age (not unless old lovers […]

Sperm Snatching as a Problem of Dynamic Inconsistency

Two articles have appeared recently on the topic of sperm snatching. The first is a new blog here at Big Think and the second is an article in yesterday’s Daily Mail by writer Liz Jones. In the Daily Mail article Ms. Jones describes how, over the course of two relationships, she snuck into the bathroom in the middle […]