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Romantic love is an increasingly popular topic of study within the academy, exploring issues ranging from how technology is changing relationships to masculinity as depicted in the Twilight books and films. Summit Entertainment, Temple Hill Entertainment, Maverick Films

Love, Academically. Why scholarly hearts are beating for Love Studies

Love Studies, a relatively new academic field, looks at topics ranging from popular romance novels to issues of consent in the bedroom.
The South Korean government has decided to dim its office lights at 7 p.m. and shorten its work week hoping to encourage young people to date again. A favourite lover’s activity is to put a lock on Namsan mountain’s Seoul Tower to declare love. Shutterstock

Why young people in South Korea are staying single despite efforts to spark dating

South Korea is facing a low fertility trend. Valentine's Day serves as a reminder to help ease the domestic burden on young women so they can consider partnerships again.
Relics of St. Valentine of Terni at the basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin. Dnalor 01 (Own work)

The ‘real’ St. Valentine was no patron of love

Valentine's Day originated as a feast to celebrate the decapitation of a third-century Christian martyr, or perhaps two. So how did the day become a celebration of love?
A couple in bed. Research shows that sex is important to happiness and good health. 4 pm production/Shutterstock.com

Consensual sex is key to happiness and good health, science says

Love may make the world go round, but sex keeps it going. There's been a lot of discussion in recent months about the horrors of bad sex. But it's important to remember that good sex is good for us.

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