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Love in a Time of Darwinism

December 9, 2011 | Catherine

Chapter 6  of Manning Up lives up to its title – describing the state of “Love in a Time of Darwinism.” Darwinism being the idea that the genes that survive are those of the “beautiful woman” and the “alpha male.” This same concept can be seen in online dating through sites like Darwin Dating.

Gone are the days of old-fashioned love stories. Here to stay is the age of pre-adults who are caught between “biology and culture.” Women are taught to strive, perform, and compete. The child-men, being outpaced by women, resign themselves and wait till women’s biological clocks slow their ticking. Now the game for these child-men is to figure out how to seduce these women through advice from Pick-Up Artists and other “skilled” dating coaches.

So, what are we to do? Sadly, Kay Hymowitz, author of Manning Up, offers no solution.

But, Candice Watters does offer some good advice in her blog “Hyper-Achieving Woman, Underachieving Man.” The two easiest take-aways that any woman can do is to “be feminine” and to “help.”

What are your thoughts, dear readers?

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