A couple of days ago he wrote about a bunch of mildly bizarre, recent studies. One of which caught my eye.
Would you rather date someone who dumped his or her last partner or someone who was the dumpee? For an article in Evolutionary Psychology, Christine Stanik, Robert Kurzban and Phoebe Ellsworth found that men will give a woman a lower rating when they learn that she dumped her last boyfriend, perhaps fearing they will be next. But women rated men more highly when they learned that they had done the dumping, perhaps seeing it as a sign of desirability.
This, I must say, would never occur to me. I don’t think I’ve ever asked a guy about HOW his previous relationship(s) ended. Was he the dumper or the dumpee?
Who asks these things?
Do people really care?
Well, let’s see. The research he cited was a male/female thing, but honestly, I don’t find that the least bit interesting. I’m more interested in hearing WHY you would care. So please, if you have a moment and feel like sharing…
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