The South Korean government has decided to dim its office lights at
7 p.m. and shorten its work week hoping to encourage young people to date again. A favourite lover’s activity is to put a lock on Namsan mountain’s Seoul Tower to declare love.
South Korea is facing a low fertility trend. Valentine's Day serves as a reminder to help ease the domestic burden on young women so they can consider partnerships again.
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.
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.
Physical violence in dating relationships has decreased over the past decade among youth, but boys are still reporting higher rates of dating violence, according to a recent study.
Surprisingly, a study of more than 35,000 Canadian adolescents shows that boys report higher rates of dating victimization than girls.
What sort of signal does holding a door for a woman send?
Social psychologists have been busy documenting the harmful effects that this brand of chivalry has on women. But are they missing something?
There are many reasons why those who laugh and can make others laugh are attractive mates.
Why are we so serious about not being too serious? The philosophy of humour has the answer.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook Dating during his keynote address at Facebook’s F8 developer conference.
Despite the claims of online dating services, there is little scientific evidence that using self-reported data for matchmaking can lead to long-term compatibility.
David and Elizabeth Weinlick, a Minnesota couple who began their life together through an arranged marriage.
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The two cultural norms, which may on the surface seem completely different, are starting to converge.
Harsh truth: you probably look more attractive in a group than on your own.
The cheerleader effect describes the phenomenon that you appear more attractive in a group than solo - and it works for men as well as women.
It’s likeness that makes the heart grow fonder.
It's a classic adage for those seeking love. The problem is that psychology research shows it's just not true.
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.
The act of spending money to impress others is a signal of resources to potential mates. Having resources is a valued trait by females.
Dating apps have changed the way people present themselves. Visual cues and short 100 word bios are the new currency of dating.
So, will VR dating be a thing?
Online dating has been around for more than 20 years, but for the most part, the goal has been to eventually meet your new paramour face to face. Virtual reality could change that.
Are dating apps destroying men's self-esteem?
Is objectification bad – if you welcome sexualized attention?
Women experience negative effects from the objectification that's common in our society. What happens if they try to seize the reins and elicit sexualized attention in their romantic relationships?
Most of us tend to be attracted to people who are similar to ourselves. But there's an important exception to this rule.
Bestie + Lover = Relationship Nirvana?
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.
Data from swiping apps like Tinder are giving researchers a window into how dating and relationships could be changing.
Today’s trendiest booze makers and bars insist on going rather further than the simple imbibing of alcohol.