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?
Our likelihood of falling victim to catfish scams is increasing along with our screen time.
As younger generations spend more time interacting with people online and less time in real life, they are more likely to experience catfishing – both as victims and instigators.
The happy new couple at the Met Gala.
How Roko's Basilisk, a 'terrifying' thought experiment, went to the Met Gala.
Romance fraudsters trap their victims using use similar techniques to those seen in domestic violence cases.
Why do people continue to send money when caught in any online romance scam? Researchers are now finding the techniques these fraudsters use are similar to those in domestic violence cases.
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.
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.
Young people in relationships tend to have as many backups cooking as singles do.
It isn't cheating, per se. But if you're in a committed relationship and have multiple 'back burners' that you keep in touch with, is your relationship doomed?
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Desire haunts every sun-drenched frame of the Oscar-nominated film starring Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer.
Confidence scams carried out online are still rampant.
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Cybercrime affects individuals and families as they navigate online life. But significant efforts focus instead on cybersecurity, protecting institutional networks and systems – rather than people.
Matty J, the current Bachelor in the Australian version of the franchise, prepares to reward one of his suitors with a rose.
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A pattern of male leadership and female passivity in heterosexual romance is woven into the formula on the popular TV show The Bachelor.
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?
‘The Wedding Ring Effect’ is the idea that simply by wearing a wedding ring a man is somehow imbued with a host of desirable characteristics.
Mate copying is the name given to the phenomenon whereby an individual is preferred as a future romantic partner simply because they have relationship experience.
In most relationships, one partner wields more power than the other.
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Every romantic relationship has a power dynamic. While men are just as likely as women to say they wield less power, the costs of feeling subordinate were far from equal.
Detaching from the physical world may make for deeper bonds.
There’s not just one way to feel or express love.
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.
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.
This universal symbol of love has proven remarkably divisive.
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Despite the escapist nature of these romance novels, there is a considerable amount of realism contained within their pages.
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.