Emily V. Gordon is a couples and family therapist turned freelance writer, comedy producer, and video game talker-abouter. You can find her at Huffington Post, xoJane, and Nerdist! You can find her on Twitter and her own blog too.
You and your girlfriend probably have a few shows that you watch together- Breaking Bad, Homeland, Parks and Recreation- but outside of that, her TV habits are probably a mystifying, terrifying spectacle of slutty women screaming at each other, and lots of crying while sewing. However, take heed gentlemen: there are a few reasons why watching your girlfriend's guilty pleasure shows can be a smart move -- I mean, are you seeing the image above? Let's chat.
In an article soon to be published in Evolution and Human Behavior, a University of Texas–Austin graduate student came to the conclusion that men find "dumb-looking women" more attractive. Writer Emily V. Gordon explores some of the studies "dumb" findings and has some advice of her own for both men and women.
I took Evolutionary Psychology in grad school, and it was a useful, if not depressing, course. All species do some pretty icky things to ensure the successful propagation of their DNA- lying, murdering, showing off, raping- and those are just the insects. We can try to say we've gotten past it as evolved humans, but at our core, we're all just trying to mate.
This month, People Magazine released their yearly Most Beautiful People issue. In the mag, there is a special layout called 'Most Beautiful Without Makeup' in which famous women pose without their usual "Hollywood face" -- without any type of makeup. Writer Emily V. Gordan wants to explain why this popular feature is just as important to men, as it is to the average woman.
It's getting warmer out for those of you who don't live on West Coast and you know what that means: for ladies, the skin is coming out from its long winter slumber. It's pasty and needs some sun. And you know what else it means: men will be unable to make eye contact again for a bit.
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