Thin Slices of Desperation

Apparently, one can easily detect desperation from all the way across the speed-dating table. In a recent study, people who had low standards somehow leaked this information to the other daters. Indiscriminate daters were perceived as indiscriminate and were also less liked, partly for this very reason. And there was more to it than attractiveness, as the results persisted even after statistically controlling for it. 

Our Species Is Not Like That

The movie Species became a cult hit because it was centered on an attractive woman who craved sex so much that she would do it anywhere, anytime, and with almost anyone. When is the last time you met someone like that? Such women are not very common, and frankly, many people would doubt that they exist at all. But why don't they exist?