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17

Feb

Your brain recognizes the difference between marriage and living togetherTo your brain, marriage becomes ‘a proxy for trust and reliability’ and this understanding helps to relieve stress.

Your brain recognizes the difference between marriage and living together
To your brain, marriage becomes ‘a proxy for trust and reliability’ and this understanding helps to relieve stress.

12

Dec

Mathematical formula predicts if your marriage will lastCan math quantify all the complexities of your relationship and predict whether it will last? One researcher thinks he has found the equation.

Mathematical formula predicts if your marriage will last
Can math quantify all the complexities of your relationship and predict whether it will last? One researcher thinks he has found the equation.

30

Oct

How Facebook knows when you’ll get divorced (even before you do)Facebook knows who your romantic partner is even if you keep that information private, and can even predict if the relationship will last.

How Facebook knows when you’ll get divorced (even before you do)
Facebook knows who your romantic partner is even if you keep that information private, and can even predict if the relationship will last.

29

Aug

Men feel threatened when girlfriends succeedMen’s self-esteem takes a dive when they think about their girlfriends succeeding, research suggests.

Men feel threatened when girlfriends succeed
Men’s self-esteem takes a dive when they think about their girlfriends succeeding, research suggests.

22

Jul

Long-distance relationships more meaningful than conventional ones, study findsResearch suggests that long-distance relationships encourage more communication and that couples try harder to maintain affection and intimacy.

Long-distance relationships more meaningful than conventional ones, study finds
Research suggests that long-distance relationships encourage more communication and that couples try harder to maintain affection and intimacy.

24

Jan


 Sex with an ex common among young adults, according to study 



This so-called ‘relationship churning’ may be common due to the general instability and romantic exploration associated with emerging adulthood.
This so-called ‘relationship churning’ may be common due to the general instability and romantic exploration associated with emerging adulthood.

18

Jan


 Bizarre Manti Te’o hoax and the truth about online love 



People do fall in love with people they’ve only ever met online, and the feelings are very real, according to experts who study online communication. Because there is little to no information about body language or emotion online, people feel comfortable disclosing more about themselves, which fosters a sense of intimacy.
People do fall in love with people they’ve only ever met online, and the feelings are very real, according to experts who study online communication. Because there is little to no information about body language or emotion online, people feel comfortable disclosing more about themselves, which fosters a sense of intimacy.

15

Nov

Taken guys’ ‘love hormone’ eschews them from other girlsA hormone called oxytocin has been found to strengthen bonds between boyfends and girlfriends while making taken men keep their distance from other attractive women.

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.

20

Apr

Best friends aren’t forever — at least not for womenBFF? Not so much. A study exploring how romantic relationships are formed found that women have shifting friendship allegiances over the years.

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.

20

Feb

Love her? Better love her dog, tooSurvey finds that woman are more attuned to household harmony and know when a guy doesn’t like the dog.

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.