The end of an era?
Ever wondered what it would be like to date in a completely gender-equal world? The answer may surprise you.
Where do your allegiances lie – with your smartphone or with your partner?
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Phone snubbing, or 'phubbing,' has become a real relationship downer.
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A relationship expert recommends her favourite romantic fiction – and it doesn't have to be all princes and fairytales.
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Not everyone can weave a gripping tale. But for one gender, it matters more than the other.
Forget waiting by the phone for someone who never calls, science suggests niceness is hot.
'Treat ‘em mean, keep ‘em keen' is bad advice, tailored for men who'd rather hate women than face their own shortcomings.
How do you sell something that people want, but aren't prepared to admit to? No, the online dating industry doesn't know either.
Bundles of joy.
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Fall in love, have a baby, watch your happiness and satisfaction plummet. Psychology researchers know the transition to parenthood can be rough on relationships.
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A new film claims to empower women's singledom – but it's just another old-fashioned rehash.
A man you can trust?
Perhaps surprisingly, men spend more money after being romantically rejected while women do the opposite.
Is a relationship that’s quick to form quick to fall apart?
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When it comes to dating, take Nietzsche's advice and have the big picture – finding a lifelong friend – in mind.
Remove your rose-colored glasses and take a cold, hard look at your potential Valentine.
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Is your relationship thriving or merely surviving? Scientists who study these matters of the heart have some insights into figuring out whether you're with your best possible partner.
Researchers are divided about the nature of love, and whether it is universal or changeable.
Researchers have tried for many years to understand the nature of romantic love. But it remains a mystery.
Can a robot really feel and express emotions such as love?
As Valentine's Day approaches, imagine if your date was not human, but a machine. Could there ever be a romantic bond between a human and a robot?
Dating has gone from seeking soulmates to swiping faces to kill time. What happened?
Crimson Peak reminds us that gothic romance is the originator of modern horror: gothic and romance are inextricably related.
Rom-com with a twist?
The recently released Les Combattants is just the latest addition to a fast-expanding body of Hollywood-style rom-coms to come out of France.
Life online can continue even after the real life version ends.
Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. So said Kevin Arnold in The Wonder Years. Now that we spend so much time online, our digital…
Science can tell us much about our relationships.
If you think our romantic relationships are based on the passions of the heart and the melding of minds – both beyond explanation or reason – then think again. People in love might seem preoccupied, emotional…
Playing with the affections of the heart can be tricky on Valentine’s Day.
Take care lovers, wherever you are, as Valentine’s Day is soon upon us. Whether you’re in a relationship or want to be in a relationship, research over a number of years shows that February 14 can be a…
Outlander might draw on the conventions of romance, but it’s a mistake to dismiss it as “just” romance.
Television series Outlander made its debut on the small screen in August this year, to the acclaim of both reviewers and fans. Critical tongues are wagging, tumblr gifs abound, and Etsy has been inundated…