Marriage or fling? Desiring different partners for different relationships. 11 Aug 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Rob 11 Comments

If you’re single (and even if you’re not) are you on the look-out for someone to marry, a one night stand, or something in between? In this episode we find out how they type of relationship we seek can influence our mating behaviour and psychology.

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Do Women Remember How a Man Looks or What he Says?
Good Dancers are Seen as Promiscuous

Men rely more on dancing ability as a signal of women's attractiveness when looking for a short-term, rather than a long-term, relationship partner, according to new research.

The articles covered in the show:

Horgan, T. G., Broadbent, J., McKibbin, W. F., & Duehring, A. J. (in press). Show versus tell? The effects of mating context on women’s memory for a man’s physical features and verbal statements. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. Read summary

Röder, S., Weege, B., Carbon, C.-C., Shackelford, T. K., & Fink, B. (2015). Men's perception of women's dance movements depends on mating context, but not men's sociosexual orientation. Personality and Individual Differences, 86, 172-175. Read summary


  1. LOL come on, this is fucking PhD material.

  2. Not sure what you mean. Is that a compliment or a criticism or something else entirely?

  3. LOL never mind. I thought I was onto something.

  4. But do you think I might be right, though? Be honest.

  5. When I said I was "not sure what you mean", I was being honest. I don't know what you mean.

  6. Oh, maybe my post didn't get through because it had links in it.

  7. Yes, possibly. Some get automatically marked as spam. I also have a policy of deleting comments with possibly suspicious links, or that have very little text apart from a link.

  8. So you haven't looked at any of the links I posted up? Great.

  9. I get a lot of spam on here that regular commenters won't see because I delete it as soon as it comes in. I don't have the time to click on every link, and it wouldn't be safe to do so either because links can lead to suspicious sites. On top of which, if you comment anonymously, I have no way of knowing you from any other commenter.

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  11. Look, there is every chance that those images are fine. But you must appreciate that, given the subject of your post, I am reluctant to click on them. And if I am reluctant to click on them, I can hardly leave them there for others to click on.


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