‘I’m not perfect – and I know you aren’t, either.’
If you're having issues with your partner, one of you might need a nice dose of humility.
Romantic love is an increasingly popular topic of study within the academy, exploring issues ranging from how technology is changing relationships to masculinity as depicted in the Twilight books and films.
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Love Studies, a relatively new academic field, looks at topics ranging from popular romance novels to issues of consent in the bedroom.
Real love has more nuance than a candy heart’s message.
Even when everything's going great in your relationship, you likely harbor some ambivalence toward your partner deep down. Psychology research suggests it's not just OK, but normal.
A young couple posing for an Instagram photo.
On social media, people increasingly feel the need to document every event and incident in their lives in public. What does that mean for romantic love?
Your cold, hard list is no match for hot emotions.
A cold, logical list of attributes sought in a partner is cast aside by the hot emotions that come up in real life. A psychology researcher explains how this 'hot-cold empathy gap' works in dating.
It’s worth focusing on the dealmakers not just dealbreakers.
It might be human nature to undervalue what's chugging along doing fine while imagining there's a mythical 'best' partner out there somewhere. A psychology researcher has advice.
Howard Thurman’s image on Howard University chapel’s stained glass window.
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Howard Thurman, a mentor to MLK, first met Gandhi during a visit to India in 1936. He came to understand nonviolence as a force more powerful than hate that had the power to transform the world.
An the field and off, Rachel Robinson was a pillar of emotional support.
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Rachel was by Jackie's side during his most trying moments. Throughout a journey that required self-control, grace and perseverance, she was the unsung hero.
True love could be hiding inside mounds of data.
Trying to optimize the search for love can be naive. Using statistics and measurements isn't necessarily the best way to find a human partner.
If you ditch the Cinderella story and intentionally craft romantic relationships to suit you – evidence from business and philosophy says you might have a good chance of deep happiness.
A polyamorous philosopher draws from research evidence to argue that where love is concerned, we should break all the established rules.
As they shook off a particularly unpleasant colonial hangover, the justices of India's Supreme Court issued a remarkably emotional set of judgments.
Jules Salles-Wagner’s 1898 painting ‘Romeo and Juliet.’
We talk excitedly about meeting someone with whom we 'click' or 'really hit it off.' So why do so many of us hesitate to call it love?
The lies most people tell on dating apps do serve a purpose.
Researchers analyzed troves of messages sent between matches and found that the fibs people tell are usually rational ones that serve a purpose.
Followers of the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh embrace during a meditation session at Rajneeshpuram.
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A scholar visited Rajneeshpuram and met the many highly accomplished men and women who became devotees of the controversial guru. What brought them to the spiritual community, and what made them stay?
Miniature of the duke of true love and his companions entertaining ladies.
The Book of the Queen, c. 1410–1414, France (Paris), Harley 4431, f. 145 (Creative Commons)
A scholar of medieval magic discusses the hope in magical techniques for finding love.
Seven rules for break up in the digital age.
A grand monument to love.
A loving relationship may be a unique mix of different 'flavours' of love.
Relationship science can weigh in on whether you’re with a winner.
If there were a Keltner List for relationships – as for induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame – what would be on it? A relationship scientist draws on psychology research to help you assess your love.
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Desire haunts every sun-drenched frame of the Oscar-nominated film starring Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer.
A dating site has been told to take down its ads, but science highlights some fascinating truths about internet love.