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From perfume to aphrodisiacs, here's a roundup of our favourite research on romance.
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.
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Why it's harder to find love with a learning difficulty.
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?
There seems to be a level of implicit trust between gay men and straight women.
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Research shows that women are especially drawn to gay men in certain contexts.
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.
Scientists need to get comfortable with dealing with people and their feelings.
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Scientists need to be comfortable dealing with subjective views, rather than empirical data, and people's feelings to make progress in addressing climate change.
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?
Breaking up is never easy, and while 20 years ago there may well have been little or no post break-up contact between exes, 21st century technology – from social media to Whatsapp – means there are many…
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?
No, I said I love YOU more.
Humans as well as zebra finches go through hurdles to find their perfect partner – and this may better ensure the survival of any offspring.
Is there an old lady behind every happy couple?
Prehistoric grandmothers helping out with the kids may have led to a surplus of older men competing for a comparatively small number of young, fertile women. Could this have created long-term couples?
Joyce Mitchell appears in court in Plattsburgh, New York on July 28 2015.
When it comes to their targets and tactics, inmates follow a predictable pattern.
Our individual happiness, the quality of our relationships and community well-being are closely interconnected.
We now know that we cannot spend our way to happiness nor pursue it as an individual goal. It turns out that happiness is built on the foundations of good relationships and broad well-being.
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
Not a naughty word.
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A new report from MPs on the Education Select Committee calling for sex education to be made statutory, has much in it to be welcomed by those who have been campaigning for improvements in the provision…
Playing with the affections of the heart can be tricky on Valentine’s Day.
Take care lovers, wherever you are, as Valentine’s Day is soon upon us. Whether you’re in a relationship or want to be in a relationship, research over a number of years shows that February 14 can be a…