Followers of the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh embrace during a meditation session at Rajneeshpuram.
AP Photo/Bill Miller
A scholar visited Rajneeshpuram and met the many highly accomplished men and women who became devotees of the controversial guru. What brought them to the spiritual community, and what made them stay?
Miniature of the duke of true love and his companions entertaining ladies.
The Book of the Queen, c. 1410–1414, France (Paris), Harley 4431, f. 145 (Creative Commons)
A scholar of medieval magic discusses the hope in magical techniques for finding love.
Seven rules for break up in the digital age.
A grand monument to love.
A loving relationship may be a unique mix of different 'flavours' of love.
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.
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Desire haunts every sun-drenched frame of the Oscar-nominated film starring Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer.
A dating site has been told to take down its ads, but science highlights some fascinating truths about internet love.
A new study analysing the outcomes of couple's therapy shows computers are getting ever closer to determining what we are really think and feel.
Little good comes when love turns to hate.
Could it be all just a terrible misunderstanding? Researchers are increasingly turning to love to understand hate.
Augustin Burdet (engraver) French active (19th century) Victor Marie Picot (after) Cupid and Psyche (c. 1817) engraving.
39.9 x 49.2 cm (image), 49.4 x 57.5 cm (sheet) National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1927 (3506-3)
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.
The Love Witch
This is a thought-provoking, odd, shocking and beautiful movie about feminism, fantasy and film history.
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.
You can learn from the past.
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?
Cupid shoots an arrow in the 'Roman de la Rose'. 14th century, MS NLW 5016 // Wikimedia Commons
Lettuce leaves and purgatives might ease your aching heart.
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.