Taken guys’ ‘love hormone’ eschews them from other girls
A hormone called oxytocin has been found to strengthen bonds between boyfends and girlfriends while making taken men keep their distance from other attractive women.
Best friends aren’t forever — at least not for women
BFF? Not so much. A study exploring how romantic relationships are formed found that women have shifting friendship allegiances over the years.
Love her? Better love her dog, too
Survey finds that woman are more attuned to household harmony and know when a guy doesn’t like the dog.
Double dates are good for your marriage
Couples seek out both ‘emotion-sharing’ and ‘fun-sharing’ couples to interact with and learn from.
Marriage or cohabitation: Which is better for your health?
Findings call into question the value of using limited resources on campaigns to promote marriage over other family forms.
Is your spouse as hot as you think?
People rate their partners as more attractive than strangers do, leading to positive illusions that help relationships avoid conflict and feel partners to feel happier.
The problems with being ‘friends with benefits’
Hookups, one-night stands, friends with benefits — these new types of noncommittal sexual relationships have been popping up in movies, TV shows and the everyday lives of young adults with greater frequency than ever before, scientists say.