In early modern times, wooing happened at balls and markets and in churches; while sex was obtained in bathhouses, inns, brothels and alleyways. Art tells the story.
Most of us tend to be attracted to people who are similar to ourselves. But there's an important exception to this rule.
This is a thought-provoking, odd, shocking and beautiful movie about feminism, fantasy and film history.
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.
It is possible to stop recreating destructive patterns.
Romantic love is seen as the answer to life’s problems, when it could often be the start of many headaches and heartaches. So, what is true love?
Does the secret to romantic sales success actually lie in an appeal to our cynicism?
Lettuce leaves and purgatives might ease your aching heart.
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.
This universal symbol of love has proven remarkably divisive.
Despite the escapist nature of these romance novels, there is a considerable amount of realism contained within their pages.
Not finding your 'soulmate' can lead to more than a broken heart.
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.
A human development researcher decided to find out if people who are anxious about dating or about what their partner thinks of them are more likely to sext.
A relationship expert recommends her favourite romantic fiction – and it doesn't have to be all princes and fairytales.
In only 30 years, a generations-old system of arranged marriages has been completely upended.
Social media can make us mistrustful and paranoid.
"Love drugs" have their risks, but are also potentially liberating, so people must be free to make their own choices about what works best for them.
We think we know when we feel it – but here's what is really going on in our brains and bodies.