Flirtatious Female Monkeys Throw Stones at Potential Mates

When it comes to flirting, it seems hair pulling is out and stone throwing is in. Researchers from the Universities of Durham in the UK and Sao Paolo in Brazil have discovered that female tufted capuchin monkeys in Brazil have resorted to throwing stones at potential but inattentive suitors as a way to get their… » 1/15/14 11:10am 1/15/14 11:10am

'Anti-Flirt' Movement Once Put Street Harassers in the Clink

In the 1920s, an anti-flirt movement was afoot. Ladies quickly became fed up with the first car owning scrubs hollering from their magical motorized chariots. In response to these audacious auto invitations, two women in Washington, D.C. founded the Anti-Flirt Club. The initial club was a hit, and soon there were… » 2/13/13 11:15am 2/13/13 11:15am

Katie Roiphe: Internet Infidelity is Lame Compared To Straight-Up…

Our very own wealthy, psuedo-intellectual Brooklyn-brownstone-dwelling polemic feminist (although, who knows, she might rankle at the label of "feminist") Katie Roiphe's latest piece on Slate, primarily addresses this much passed-around NYT article and the nuances of Facebook flirtations. See, KT thinks it's worse than… » 2/09/13 5:00pm 2/09/13 5:00pm

James Holmes Was No Ladies' Man

Media outlets are still trying to figure out what caused 24-year-old James Holmes to allegedly open fire on a Colorado movie theater last month, killing a dozen people and injuring 58 others. The urgent need to label Holmes as a freakish loner can be frustrating — shortly after the horrific event, we wrote about how… » 8/27/12 2:40pm 8/27/12 2:40pm

Giggly, Matchy, Flirty Jurors Totally Sexing Up John Edwards Trial,…

Nothing kills the inherent excitement of a sordid political scandal quite like a drawn-out court case (even one that involves a blackmailing baby-mama receiving a credit card with the name R. Jaya James?), and today it became completely evident that the attitude in the courtroom is becoming bored and somewhat And Then… » 5/26/12 12:30pm 5/26/12 12:30pm

New Research on Networking and Sex Wins Stereotype Bingo


Every week or so, a book promises to "break all the rules" and "tell it like it is," and this week is no exception. This time, the mind blowingly predictable series of yawn bombs will be dropped on the world of business networking. Specifically, the role of sexy sex mcsex and sexiness in networking. What widely accepted… » 12/23/11 1:45pm 12/23/11 1:45pm

Study: Men More Likely To Misinterpret Nonverbal Sexual Cues

It's happened to the best of us: you're at a bar or a party and you spy some dude giving you the eye...or what you think is the eye. Then you go over to talk to him and it turns out he's gay and liked your shirt, or he was looking at the girl behind you, or he just had an eyelash that was bothering him. Well. a new… » 4/02/08 9:30am 4/02/08 9:30am

Guys Txt Fastr Whn Thy Like U ; (

According to a study just released in the UK, relationships and dating are more complicated now because of text messaging. 500,000 people reported having sent up to 100 "flirtatious" texts a month. And interestingly, the findings on the gender differences in texting are even more counterintuitive than the findings that » 10/24/07 6:30pm 10/24/07 6:30pm