Cognitive Daily has a very cool study about the gifts that women like to get from the men in their life and vice versa. Even more interesting is what men think women want and the other way around. All we need here to round this out are the preferences and assumptions of same sex partners. I think what surprised me most was that women don’t rate expensive jewelery or perfume that high, and men believed they would. I don’t like those myself, but assumed I’m in the
minority. Maybe it’s that readers of Cognitive Daily aren’t a representative sample, but even so, the contrast between preferences and assumptions is interesting. Oh–and I was surprised by the sex toys thing. Have a look here. And on that subject, read about the earliest vibrators here.