Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tips from the Experts



Good news!

Studying for finals is not a complete waste of time. For many years there has been a stigma against finals which is fully justified, however....when reading chapter 10 of Social Psychology....we can find some preeetttty helpful information.

Chapter 10: Interpersonal Attraction

This chapter, in the fabulous Seventh Edition, straight up tells you how to get a boyfriend! Bam! 

We could learn this in a textbook? Wow! 

Who knew the deepest realms of mysteriousness could be answered by a few mere pages written by old men in bow ties who happen to have PhD's.......

Girls, they can really relate to us and I am sure they know what we are going through. Give 'em a chance.

The chapter first introduces perceptions of romance by Westerners. These authors claim that we have a skewed sense of romance. Psh, please. As if Sleepless in Seattle, Pride and Prejudice, and Twilight couldn't really happen....come on guys.

Next, we learn that "guys are more promiscuous and aggressive regarding dating" and that "males value attractiveness more than women" (didn't need no dang grad school edurcation to tell you that)

Lastly, we learn that "the simplest determinants of interpersonal attraction are proximity, similarity, and interpersonal style."

So basically, if you like a guy...
1. You should move in right next door so you can "bump" into him everyday. (This takes care of proximity.)
2. You should find out what he likes and like it too. Who cares if his hobbies include bird calling, stamp collecting, and Star Trek fanfiction. You better like them too if you know what's good for ya! (This takes care of similarity). 
3. You should mimic how he talks to others. If he slaps his friend on the back when talking, then you do it too. If he laughs obnoxiously at the movie theater, then you laugh right along with him. We are nothing if not adaptable. (This takes care of interpersonal style.) 

These all sound simple enough. We should all have boyfriends by the end of the week. 

Always doing our research,

Char and Gert