Valentine's Day dating tips: How to get past first base

Friday, February 12, 2010 - 07:42 in Paleontology & Archaeology

In a Valentine's special, Carole Jahme explains how to employ evolutionary psychology to secure that all important second dateWhat am I doing wrong?From Ian, aged 40Dear Carole, I am a fan of your column and have applied your guidance to my search for a suitable mate. My profile on a certain online dating site has been written to emphasise my evolutionary advantages (height, intelligence, employment status, alpha-male potential, physical fitness and social skills) and has proved to be successful at attracting attention from females of breeding age and, after carefully sifting out unsuitable candidates, converting that attention into a first date. For this I owe you a small debt of thanks, but here is where my problems start.Despite choosing neutral locations with convivial atmospheres and ensuring I am well groomed, I have been unable to secure a second date from the dozen or so women I have met. None of...

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