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.
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.
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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.
Being generous may be more important than you think.
'Treat 'em mean, keep 'em keen' will not make you popular, according to new research.
Time to keep calm.
The key to finding the right partner is all in your head.
Tattoo do you do? Inkings can be perceived as a sign of health.
Channel 4's new programme took dating shows in a 'bold' new direction. But what can nakedness reveal about a potential partner?
The new normal?
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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 woman waits backstage during the recording of the dating show ‘Meet you on Saturday.’
In only 30 years, a generations-old system of arranged marriages has been completely upended.
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Not everyone can weave a gripping tale. But for one gender, it matters more than the other.
Forget waiting by the phone for someone who never calls, science suggests niceness is hot.
'Treat ‘em mean, keep ‘em keen' is bad advice, tailored for men who'd rather hate women than face their own shortcomings.