I highlighted nearly the entire story! My husband gave me a foot rub on our first date (after we’d walked around the Natural History museum together for a couple of hours). My thought was, “I want to feel those hands everywhere on my body.” Three weeks later, he moved in with me.

Guys who insist on sticking to the reductionist and off-base idea that men only want beauty and women only want status are doomed to be lonely and bitter. Smart guys follow your advice and will have no shortage of interesting dating options.

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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