I could easily argue the opposite way: Once perfect sex becomes something you can easily buy in a form of sex robots, and the practice becomes so widespread that it will be socially accepted by the mainstream... maybe the partner relationships will become better, because people would use them to optimize for other values -- such as being nice to each other, being a good conversational partner, etc.

And those people who can't provide any other value, they will stay at home with their sexbots, and won't pass their genes to another generation. Genetic pool imp... (read more)

I could easily argue the opposite way: Once perfect sex becomes something you can easily buy in a form of sex robots, and the practice becomes so widespread that it will be socially accepted by the mainstream... maybe the partner relationships will become better, because people would use them to optimize for other values -- such as being nice to each other, being a good conversational partner, etc.

Has this happened with any other technologically supplied superstimulus?

Rational approach to finding life partners

by c_edwards 1 min read16th Aug 2015128 comments

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Speaking from personal experience, finding the right relationship can be HARD. I recently came across a rational take on finding relationship partners, much of which really resonated with my experiences:

http://waitbutwhy.com/2014/02/pick-life-partner.html

http://waitbutwhy.com/2014/02/pick-life-partner-part-2.html

 

(I'm still working my way through the Sequences, and lw has more than eight thousand articles with "relationship" in them. I'm not promising the linked articles include unique information)