--- aliases: [Seduction, seduction, courtship] --- #social #game-theory # [[Epistemic status]] #shower-thought # Courtship >In **courtship**, as in the world of advertising, there is a discrepancy of interests between the buyer and the seller. The female needs to know the truth about the male: his health, wealth, and genes. The male wants to exaggerate the [[Information|information]]. The female wants the truth; the male wants to lie. The very word seduction implies trickery and manipulation. ~ [[Matt Ridley]]