Dating in the whole world

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Their relationship blossomed, but doubts crept up on both of them now and again.

Josh was the primary caregiver for a child from a previous marriage, and his financial prospects were dim.

Still, he wasn’t her usual “type”—the type that was much younger than her, plus athletic and handsome to boot.

“Nevertheless, the same sexual strategies used by our ancestors operate today with unbridled force,” as the psychologist David Buss put it in (2003).

“Our evolved psychology of mating, after all, plays out in the modern world because it is the only mating psychology we mortals possess.” (There’s little historical or intercultural research on LGBT mate preferences; such questions are clearly important, but sadly there isn’t yet sufficient data to examine them properly.)However, there has been a tectonic shift in gender roles over the past 50 years.

In one Danish study, husbands whose wives out-earned them were more likely than other husbands to use erectile dysfunction medication.

One interpretation is that the husbands felt under pressure to exhibit their virility, because they couldn’t claim the role of “provider”; another view was that the loss of breadwinner status somehow led to impotence.

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