Mating – Everything


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

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.

Oct 182021

That boys play King of the Hill, and girls do not, explains more about the world than all of gender theory.

Sep 152021

Love-conquers-all is the dullest story in the world. In most of the interesting stories love conquers nothing whatever.

Jul 192021

There exists in all men a thirst for the hunt, for predator stalking prey inexorably until it is caught and torn to shreds, that only reading Jane Austen can slake.