Mating – Everything


Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.

Aug 012023

Our species owes its continued survival to the endowment effect.

Apr 052023

Domestic sentiment is impossible to portray effectively in art, because it is universal, deeply felt, and always the same.

Jan 042023

Principles of Evolutionary Biology

1. It can be explained by natural selection.
2. If it cannot be explained by natural selection, it can be explained by sexual selection.

Dec 022022

What makes a marriage is less common interests than complementary vices.

Nov 242022

One flesh, in many marriages, is no mere metaphor: the vitality of husband and wife mix, and one waxes as the other wanes.

Dec 032021

Men marry for looks, and women for money — it’s too easy to kid yourself about the rest.