Dr. Justin R. Garcia is an evolutionary biologist and sex researcher. He is currently
Acting Executive Director & Research Director of The Kinsey Institute, Ruth N. Halls
Associate Professor of Gender Studies, and IU Bicentennial Professor at Indiana
University, Bloomington. Professor Garcia is an award-winning researcher and
educator. His interdisciplinary research program focuses on the evolutionary and
biocultural foundations of romantic and sexual relationships across the human life
course. Garcia and colleagues have conducted research and published on a variety of
topics related to social and sexual behaviors and intimate relationships, including
variation in monogamy, intimacy, gender, courtship, dating, desire, satisfaction, and
reproductive strategies. Since 2010, Justin serves as Scientific Advisor to Match
(match.com), lending his expertise to the annual Singles in America study on the
attitudes and behaviors of single people in the United States.
Book titles in collaboration with Idea Architects
- The Intimate Animal: Why We Live and Die for Love - COMING SOON
The Intimate Animal: Why We Live and Die for Love
Research Director at The Kinsey Institute, Match.com Scientific Advisor, discoverer of the “Infidelity Gene,” and renowned expert on the science of love and sex, Dr. Justin Garcia reveals our intimacy instincts—and how the tensions between our competing evolved desires for love and sex explains the heartache and heartbreak of our romantic and sexual lives. These two biological systems are often in painful conflict. Garcia explains that these tensions play out in today’s digital age in complex ways, and that we are now in a global intimacy crisis because sex can be digitized by love cannot. He offers us the first evolutionary understanding of the entire life course of our intimate relationships —how we date, mate, break, and remake our love lives.