The Dating Dilemma: Mating Strategies, Hookup Culture, Social Scripts, and Signals of Interest

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Taught by Marisa T. Cohen

Dr. Marisa T. Cohen is a relationship researcher, relationship coach, and teaches college-level psychology courses. She is the author of From First Kiss to Forever: A Scientific Approach to Love, a book that relates relationship science research to everyday experiences and real relationship issues confronted by couples.

Marisa is also the author of Finding Love: The Scientific Take, a Psychology Today blog and Love Lessons, a Long Island Weekly newspaper column. She has been quoted in publications such as Bustle, Cosmopolitan, The Cut, Man Repeller, Men’s Health, and Women’s Health. She is also the subject of a documentary focusing on her work, which aired on BRIC TV.

For information about her work, check out her personal website:

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This talk will use relationship science as a frame to examine courtship behaviors and choices.

Specifically, we will cover different mating strategies employed by those looking for partners and the transition from dating to a hookup culture. In addition, we will take a closer look at the social scripts followed on early dates, as well as ways daters signal interest in one another. Take-home tips will be included, so that you can apply this interesting and exciting science to your life.

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