A pattern of male leadership and female passivity in heterosexual romance is woven into the formula on the popular TV show The Bachelor.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ever wondered what it would be like to date in a completely gender-equal world? The answer may surprise you.
Phone snubbing, or 'phubbing,' has become a real relationship downer.
A relationship expert recommends her favourite romantic fiction – and it doesn't have to be all princes and fairytales.
Not everyone can weave a gripping tale. But for one gender, it matters more than the other.
'Treat ‘em mean, keep ‘em keen' is bad advice, tailored for men who'd rather hate women than face their own shortcomings.
How do you sell something that people want, but aren't prepared to admit to? No, the online dating industry doesn't know either.
Fall in love, have a baby, watch your happiness and satisfaction plummet. Psychology researchers know the transition to parenthood can be rough on relationships.
A new film claims to empower women's singledom – but it's just another old-fashioned rehash.
Perhaps surprisingly, men spend more money after being romantically rejected while women do the opposite.
When it comes to dating, take Nietzsche's advice and have the big picture – finding a lifelong friend – in mind.