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Episode Info: The dating world has radically transformed over the last few decades. Combine advances in technology with radical changes in social roles and a rise in non-traditional relationships and sexual preferences, and you end up with a pretty confusing dating environment. Dr. Eli Finkel joins the Curiosity Podcast to discuss everything from one-night stands to Tinder to pickup artists – and everything in-between. Dr. Finkel is a social psychology professor who studies interpersonal attraction, marriage, conflict resolution, and more. He is the director of Northwestern University's Relationships and Motivation Lab and has published more than 130 scientific articles – primarily on relationships – as well as being a regular contributor to the Op-Ed page of The New York Times. More reading from Curiosity: You Can Find Your Soul Mate Online, But Dating Algorithms Won't Help The Most Important Object In Computer Graphics What Being "Facebook Official" Says About The Strength Of Your Relationship You're Lousy At Picking Good Pictures Of Yourself, So Ask A Stranger To Do It More from Dr. Eli Finkel: Dr. Eli Finkel's website Is Romantic Desire Predictable? Machine Learning Applied to Initial Romantic Attraction (Study) Can technology bring us true love? Eli Finkel at TEDxNorthwesternU 2014 "Self and Relationships: Connecting Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Processes" "The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work" Additional resources discussed: Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships Four Fallacies of Pop Evolutionary Psychology How evolutionary psychology gets evolution wrong Ashley Madison Hack: All Fun and Puritanical Games Until Somebody Gets Dead "More than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory" "Polyamory and Jealousy: A More Than Two Essentials Guide" "Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships" "The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists" To learn more about this topic and many others check out Curiosity.com, download our 5-star iOS or Android app and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, and everywhere else podcasts are found so you don't miss an episode!Read more ยป

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