4 Ways You Could Be Sabotaging Your Own Love Life

Despite hook-ups becoming more common, studies suggest that we really do want to settle down and get married. So if everyone is just dying to commit, why is it that you’re alone in your jammies, watching rom-coms and eating a tub of ice cream every weekend?

No matter how many times you promise yourself to find true love, subconsciously you will do everything in your power to spin it around. Self-sabotaging behaviour comes in many ways, look through these four and see if you need a wake up call:

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You’re Less Intelligent When You’re Ogled

In a study, women were invited to participate in an interview with a man who looked them up and down, and then proceeded to subject them to an “objectifying gaze” and give them written feedback that they were “looking good”. Then the ladies were asked to complete a series of math questions, and yes, you’ve guessed it! These women reported having more difficulty answering the simple questions as opposed to men. Not only do the ogled women suddenly have problems doing math, they were also more likely to feel ashamed about how they were dressed and had a tendency to seek the approval of the men objectifying her. You can see how this works against you when you’re on a first date, don’t you?

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