Kathie Lee & Hoda: Battle Of The Sexes
The battle of the sexes has been going on since the beginning of time. To help understand why men and women are so different, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb talked with Helen Fisher, Biological Anthropologist and author of Why Him? Why Her?, and asked will we really ever understand each other?
Helen Fisher: Myths About Men
Helen Fisher busted some of the myths about men. Fisher said that men are more romantic than women are. She said they fall in love faster then women do and they are more visual.
Helen Fisher: Love Or Lust?
Hoda Kotb asked if it is love or just lust? Helen Fisher said it is love because we put them in a brain scanner and it is falling in love. Fisher said that men are two-and-a-half times more likely to kill themselves when a relationship ends. She said not only are they more in love, they want to do more kissing in public because it is called mate-guarding and want to show everyone this is theirs.
Helen Fisher: Men More Intimate
Helen Fisher said men want to move in sooner and want to introduce to their family and friends sooner. Fisher said men have more intimate conversations with their wives or lovers than with their friends, but women have more intimate conversations with their girlfriends. They don’t share as much with their man.
Helen Fisher: Gender Differences
Helen Fisher said that women get intimacy from face to face talking. They are looking at each other and facing each other when talking. Fisher said that men tend to get intimacy from side by side talking. If you want to have a really good conversation with a man, do it while he is driving. He can’t go anywhere, sitting side by side, not looking at him.
Helen Fisher: Questionnaire To Measure Traits
Helen Fisher conducted a questionnaire to measure the traits linked with four brain systems: dopamine, serotonin, testosterone and estrogen systems. For Kathie Lee and Hoda, they are high estrogen and low testosterone.