The Dating Myths We Need To Stop Believing

You’ve heard them all before: Opposites attract. You should play hard to get. Men want sex more than women do. So much about dating feels random and out of our hands that we grab onto clichés like these. Like Jack and Rose clinging to that frozen plank, we hope to ride out the waves and someday find a lasting relationship.

Well, it might be time to finally let go. In Great Myths Of Intimate Relationships, psychologist Matthew D. Johnson, PhD, tackles long-assumed assumptions about romance with cold, hard scientific study. And guess what? Most of them are far from the truth. Ahead, 12 myths about sex and dating, demystified once and for all.