Duke research scientist Jennifer Verdolin has taken human relationships to a new level – by thinking like an animal.
The author of “Wild Connections: What Animal Courtship and Mating Tell Us About Human Relationships” has a Ph.D. in ecology and evolution, but specializes in animal behaviors. Verdolin uses her knowledge of animals to determine what humans are doing wrong when it comes to dating and mating. She talks about this in weekly segment called “Think Like a Human, Act Like an Animal” on D.L. Hughley’s syndicated radio show. We recently talked to her about her book and upcoming bookstore appearances.
We’ve had a person write in a concern that their partner had changed physical appearances by gaining weight. The person wanted to know if it was a problem or was superficial, so that got us talking about appearance and if it matters. Like certain fish really prefer plus-size partners, so there is something out there for everyone.