Valentine's Day is branded as being a celebration of romantic love. But there are many styles of love, from passionate Eros to caring Agape and many in between.
Looking for a lifelong Valentine? Psychologists suggest taking a closer look at your best friend. The things we want in a good friend are many of the same things we expect from a romantic partner.
Involuntary bachelors, who fail to add fruit to their family tree are often referred to as "bare branches". And the Chinese state has recently started to worry about them.
Indian elites' extravagant weddings are a show of strength, a glamorised return to traditions, and a celebration of social conservatism.
Same-sex marriage is not a 20th-century phenomenon; couples have long claimed the right to marry.
Research has found people with relationship experience, all else being equal, tend to be more romantically desirable than people without relationship experience.
The case against extending civil partnerships to heterosexual couples.
Chinese parents and the state are concerned about the declining marriage rate in the country. But the focus on single men ignores the root of the problem.
Given the ubiquity of civil marriage and support for marriage equality, how do heterosexual brides and grooms who support marriage equality manage legal requirements at their weddings?
We don’t have to love a process like a plebiscite, or think it ideal, to make the most of it.
The role of religion in marriage has been distorted, helping the 'no' case for same-sex marriage to attract more attention than it deserves.
Researchers have studied the part of the brain associated with disgust to reveal people's true attitudes.
Ministers of religion who support marriage equality would be able to challenge the Marriage Act in the High Court. They would stand a good chance of winning.
As the government hints the marriage equality plebiscite may be delayed until 2017, calls intensify for the parliament to legislate on the issue instead. So what is parliament's role here?
Relationship education programs are meant to strengthen low-income couples, with the idea children would benefit. But focusing on communication skills overlooks what really matters to these Americans.
It makes no sense to continue relationship counselling in a therapist's office – it is far better to do it in the more natural environment of the home.
In only 30 years, a generations-old system of arranged marriages has been completely upended.
You're officially an adult, but you may not feel like one. Why's that so? When will you feel you're a grown up?
Marriage rates have been falling for decades and are now at their lowest in at least 150 years. What's wrong with getting hitched?
We know a lot about why people choose different brands of dishwashing detergent. But when it comes to the processes behind choosing a romantic partner, science knows surprisingly little.