Lovebirds in the 14th-century Codex Manesse (Cod. Pal. germ. 848, f. 249v).
How about some fowl play this Medieval Valentine’s day?
Five years ago, we would actually be having a conversation.
This Valentine's day, try something different. It's your best bet for reigniting the passion in your relationship.
Is a relationship that’s quick to form quick to fall apart?
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When it comes to dating, take Nietzsche's advice and have the big picture – finding a lifelong friend – in mind.
Remove your rose-colored glasses and take a cold, hard look at your potential Valentine.
Brittanie Loren Pendleton
Is your relationship thriving or merely surviving? Scientists who study these matters of the heart have some insights into figuring out whether you're with your best possible partner.
Researchers are divided about the nature of love, and whether it is universal or changeable.
Researchers have tried for many years to understand the nature of romantic love. But it remains a mystery.
Can a robot really feel and express emotions such as love?
As Valentine's Day approaches, imagine if your date was not human, but a machine. Could there ever be a romantic bond between a human and a robot?
For some, it’s not so easy to forgive and forget…
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New research highlights how the pain of a breakup can linger for years.
Love is for everyone.
How Paul Dirac, a brilliant but lonely man, found something new and wonderful that had been missing his entire life: love.
Films like Ex Machina explore the bounds of emotional interaction between human and machine.
There are possible emotional and social pitfalls to love and sex with robots, but does that mean we should ban them entirely?
I’m not feeling a strong commitment to wed.
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It's less important how you feel about your relationship today than how you feel about it over time. Which of four commitment categories do you fit into?
Tinder introduces the new ‘Super Like’ – should you ‘swipe up’?
Eileen Chu and Stefano Verrelli
In the online dating world it was once enough just to "Like" a person to indicate your interest. So what does it mean to "Super Like" a potential love interest?
He is in a wheelchair, she has multiple sclerosis, but their neighbours know Grzegorz and Magda as a loving couple.
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Our notions of what makes a person a desirable 'love interest' are often superficial and involve an element of deception. For someone with a severe disability, finding love is even more complicated
What we may imagine isn’t necessarily the truth.
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What we see in online dating is not always what we get.
Like alcohol, oxytocin can make certain people aggressive.
A study has shown that alcohol and oxytocin, often dubbed "the love hormone" are more similar than we thought.
Music unifies the world into a whole.
According to recent research, music is an evolutionary adaptation that helps us navigate a world rife with contradictions.
Those of a nervous disposition might be better off buying chocolates.
When it comes to making careful plans to impress that significant other, certain things can seem like musts. Classy restaurant – check. Romantic atmosphere – check. Best suit or little black dress – check…
Lord Byron sent out love letters left right and centre.
“My dearest Theresa,” Lord Byron wrote to his mistress in his garden, August 1819. A century later, on a July afternoon in 1916, Captain Alfred Bland, a British officer in World War I, sat down before…
It’s time for lovers to exchange images of the organ really responsible for their emotions on Valentine’s Day.
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In William Shakespeare’s comedy Merchant of Venice, the play’s heroine Portia sings: Tell me where is fancy bred, Or in the heart or in the head. If you look at Valentine’s Day cards, it’s clear fancy…
Bits of the self have historically been an emotional aide memoire.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, many of us will think about sharing a token of our affection. The ubiquitous card is often teamed with a staple of the season: chocolate, perfume or flowers. These gifts…
Science can tell us much about our relationships.
If you think our romantic relationships are based on the passions of the heart and the melding of minds – both beyond explanation or reason – then think again. People in love might seem preoccupied, emotional…