Linguistic Hierarchy of Mating Preferences

People may perceive more hypergamy than they report desiring on this…

Figure 1 Findings → Hypergamy

— A short woman has a better chance of finding love than her equally short twin brother.

Incidental Catfishing

Figure 2 Findings → InterLinguistic Marriage

But since migration usually leads to downward occupational mobility & there’s a sex pay gap, most immigrant households are more likely to speak the husband’s language & he’ll have a better chance at a high earning job in the new linguistic location.

Linguistic Preferences by Sex

Linguistic Hypergamy or Homophily

— Unlike with height/age, there is no socially desirable shorter/younger option with linguistics.

Importantly, linguistic preference may track similarly to educational preferences, such that males may prefer multilingual women less than women prefer multilingual men.

The US is the 5th most linguistically diverse country in the number of languages spoken & ironically most of our population only speaks one language.

InterMinority Prejudice As InterLinguistic

Sidenotes (per usual, assume direct quotes)


Technically the first cyborg — a rat with an implanted osmotic pump (via Andy Clark).

If ‘will’ is possible then ‘will’ will happen.

Even an attempted suppression of ‘will’ is still an act of ‘will’.

Thus, the emotions (if possible), thoughts, & behaviors of any sentient biological or mechanical being capable of self-determination are a reflection of that being’s will.
(Caveats: coding virus, hacking, alcohol, & other forms of impairment)

Levin et al., 2007 → “Students who dated outside their group more during college showed less ingroup bias and intergroup anxiety at the end of college, but also felt more pressure not to socialize with or date members of other groups.”

Peer influence → Peer influence affects judgments of dating desirability (Graziano et al., 1993). Participants expressed more romantic desire for someone desired by their peers than someone rated negatively by their peers.

Political Romantics → Political orientation is a significant predictor of someone’s openness to interracial dating (Herman & Campbell, 2012)

USA’s 2 national studies over the next ~2 months

B. Among unmasked ppl, can we tell which ones are #vaccinated? Will #Unvaccinated ppl follow the honor system or go maskless to fit in?

Last year when the CDC said we didn’t need masks it was the most calamitous reversal of scientific public health messaging I’ve ever seen in my life.

So I’m keeping my mask on & distancing a bit longer.

‘We lived, as usual by ignoring. Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.’ (Margaret Atwood in The Handmaid’s Tale)

Prelude to a Kiss: Nonverbal Flirting, Opening Gambits, and Other Communication Dynamics in the Initiation of Romantic Relationships

Height Sidenotes (to be continued)

Allbeck & Bergh, 1992

Manning, 1995
Pierce, 1996

Kee, Nicaud, Tiret, Evans, & O’Reilly, 1997

Silventoinen, Lahelma, & Rhkonen, 1999

Tuvemo, Jonsson, & Persson, 1999
Pawlowski, Dunbar, & Lipowicz, 2000
Mueller & Mazur, 2001

Stulp et al., 2013

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