Category Archives: Love

Love: From Qualities to the Person

Imagine a set list of qualities that you want in a potential intimate partner.  Most of these qualities, I would imagine, would include intelligence, good sense of humor, attractiveness, kind, loyal, respectful, and so on. This list can be as … Continue reading

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Dealbreakers and Gamechangers

Quite some time ago, I went to a dance club. At some point, I got off the dance floor and took a break and sat on some couches.  These couches just happened to be near the ladies’ room. There were … Continue reading

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The Glass Slipper Effect and Gender Roles

In a recent article, authors Laurie A. Rudman and Jessica B. Heppen introduce a new concept called the “Glass Slipper Effect.”  This is how the authors describe it: Romantic fairy tales… can be summed up as, “Once upon a time, … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Sept. 21, 2015)

Economics A plea for a welfare state because according to the latest studies, it increases overall happiness. Thomas Aquinas: Ethics and Anti-capitalism Emotions Acting happy when you’re not feeling it, particularly known in some jobs, can actually be detrimental to … Continue reading

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Aziz Ansari, Helen Fisher, and others Discuss Romantic Love in Modern Times

Last June, comedian Aziz Ansari and sociologist Eric Klinenberg wrote a book together called Modern Romance.  The book discusses how technology has rapidly changed the way we view love and relationships such as breaking up over texts, emojis as ways of (mis)expressing … Continue reading

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Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage, Part Two: Should New Relationships Be Legitimate?

In part one, I discussed the relationship between the government and marriage and I showed that I was torn between the last two options, but with an inclination toward the second option.  In this post, I’ll be looking at different … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (July 5, 2015)

Emotions The History of Slut-Shaming from Rome to cyberspace. Ethics Through the work of Molly Crocket, taking anti-depressants makes one more moral, taking dopamine-enhancing drugs can make one more selfish.  The interesting thing about this is that taking drugs can … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Apr. 20, 2015)

Aesthetics Every noise ever! Economics The Ontology of Money Education Studies show that to retain what you just studied, go to the gym right after studying. Alice Dreger sat in her son’s sex-ed class in high school.  This is what … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Feb. 23, 2015)

Gender Are you a slut? History The original Monopoly game was made to condemn monopolies. Love Some interesting facts about love from the latest research.  Good thing a philosopher has taken the time to investigate this stuff. I mentioned before … Continue reading

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Triggering to Fall in Love

Is it possible to fall in love with someone by going through a sequence of activities by asking questions and then stare at each other in the eyes for four minutes?  Sounds implausible right?  In an article titled, “To Fall … Continue reading

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