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About This Book · Q&A · Recommended Books
The Science: The Evolution of the Human Brain · How Women Select Men · How Men Select Women · How Our Ancestors Lived · Monogamy and Polygamy · Hormones · Communication Styles
Life Stages: Childhood—Seeking Unconditional Love · Adolescence—Seeking Romantic Love · Adulthood—Families And Forgiveness · Agape—Altruistic Love
Practical Advice: Where Couples Met · Flirting · How to Write a Personal Ad · Dating · Sex · Becoming a Couple · Conflict In Relationships
Personality Types: Emotional Control Systems · Zeus-Hera · Poseidon-Athena · Apollo-Artemis · Hermes-Hestia · Ares-Hephaestus-Aphrodite · Dionysus-Demeter · Hades-Persephone


About This Book 
List of authors, organization, and notes.
Recommended Books 
Selected books to read if you would like to learn more.
Ask any questions you have about relationships.

The Science of Relationships[edit]

The Evolution of the Human Brain 
What makes us distinct from other animals.
Admiration, Lust, Passion and Love
The sexual peaks of women's monthly cycles—and how men can boost their testosterone without pills or patches.
How Our Ancestors Lived 
We're rediscovering the peaceful, egalitarian lifestyle of our ancestors.
Communication Styles 
Communication to form hierarchies, as opposed to communication to form support circles.
How Women Select Men 
High-status, entertaining men attract women's attention. Continual emotional connection makes women want a lasting relationship.
How Men Select Women 
Visible beauty attracts men's initial attention, but it is a woman's inner beauty that makes a man want a lasting relationship.
Monogamy and Polygamy 
Throughout history, many humans have been moderately polygamous. So are modern "serial monogamists."

Life Stages[edit]

Childhood—Seeking Unconditional Love 
…and what happens to people who weren't loved as children.
Adolescence—Seeking Romantic Love 
Young people feel passionate desire for mirrors of themselves.
Adulthood—Families And Forgiveness 
Mature individuals love their real partners.
Agape—Altruistic Love 
How loving one individual leads to loving others.

Practical Advice[edit]

Where Couples Met 
Friends and family introduced them at school, work, and church.
How to be fascinating to the opposite sex.
How to Write a Personal Ad 
…and find a website or publication that gets you dates.
Help your date experience a wide range of emotions.
Pregnancy, STDs—and tips for better kissing and "aural" sex.
Becoming a Couple 
Switch gender roles to move from dating to a committed relationship.
Conflict In Relationships 
Learning to love while accepting disagreement makes you healthy and, in the long run, happy.

Personality Types[edit]

Emotional Control Systems 
The basis of personality types.
Power, tradition, and social status.
Integrating emotions with prudence.
Adventure and good sense.
A fun, happy home.
The weekend warrior and the movie star.
Wounding and healing.
Transformation and transcendence.