Dating profiles and Snapchat filters

During his five-year voyage on the HMS Beagle, Charles Darwin noticed that in primitive human cultures it’s the male’s obligation to attract females, much in the way a peacock spreads its feathers.

A female raised her hand as my Victorian literature professor explained Darwin’s findings to our class: “I’m confused. In our culture, isn’t it the female that’s supposed to attract the male?”

It would seem so.

And so females spend inordinate amounts of time perfecting their dating profiles. They spend almost as much time on their Instagram posts. And in a move revealing a lack of empathy, women will actually use Snapchat filters to make themselves look better.

But who are they trying to look better for, the men looking at the picture, or themselves?

The opposite sex wants to know what you look like, not what you want to look like.

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