(Humans tend to partner with mates that look and act like them.
"That's a thing that girls let slide, because you have to," the student explains.
"If you don't let it slide, you don't have a boyfriend." Dating, in other words, is a market like any other, and market power is determined by the abundance of resources.
Essentially, between second and third…we’ve reached the genitals. Actually, shit, amendment to First Base as well…look for cold sores. So, before you go doing, whatever it is you think you’re going to do down there…have a look around.
Just like you did when you were a little kid, and you’d bust out a flashlight under the covers and open a book.
A tamer version of that observation is borne out in the economists' work among high schoolers.
Unsurprisingly, the majority of high school boys want to have sex (though only 47.6 percent of freshmen boys do).
Just for the record, I don’t know if I’ve ever been completely taught what the “bases” are, but let’s give it a shot. So you know how in baseball, before you steal a base, you take a good solid lead-off?
Figure if anything, we can sort it out together as we move along. Now depending on how far into this we get, I think this is like kissing. Not that I’m saying you’re going to rape the girl at 3rd base, but, this is just more like an intermediary bridge between second and third.
—interested in sex, whereas girls, no matter how boy-crazy, tend to focus on relationships.
Young men frequently fib about their sexual experience, whereas young women tend to be more truthful.
What the researchers looked for is called, in academic-speak, "matching": the likelihood and factors that lead to any individual partnering up.