For over two decades, psychologists and communication scholars have been seriously studying the degree a person is able to correctly understand another’s unsaid thoughts or feelings.
Some people are good at understanding the emotions of others but not at feeling them or commenting on them. So can we teach people the parts they lack?
It is time to understand what parental alienating behaviors are so that we don't allow them to be used to hurt others anymore.
Phone snubbing, or 'phubbing,' has become a real relationship downer.
No amount of whittling down dating criteria to glasses, beards, or tattoos will allow you to bypass the simple fact that finding someone takes work.
Research has found people with relationship experience, all else being equal, tend to be more romantically desirable than people without relationship experience.
Research shows that many young Australians are not aware of appropriate boundaries in relationships. It's important that children are informed by research rather than rhetoric.
Most studies on straight girls kissing focus on dorm rooms and dance floors. But one sociologist looks at the development of 'sexual friendships' among women previously ignored like single moms.
The key to finding the right partner is all in your head.
Researchers have studied the part of the brain associated with disgust to reveal people's true attitudes.
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.
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.
When reality fails to match fantasy, relationships can suffer.
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 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.
The messages that adolescents receive from sexuality education classes are frequently negative. It's time for the curriculum to become more empowering for learners and teachers.
Not everyone can weave a gripping tale. But for one gender, it matters more than the other.
How do you sell something that people want, but aren't prepared to admit to? No, the online dating industry doesn't know either.