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Bestie + Lover = Relationship Nirvana? Aspa

Why you should date your best friend

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.
External stressors might have more to do with a low-income couple’s success. Michael Newman

Relationship advice from the government doesn’t help low-income couples – here’s what might

Relationship education programs are meant to strengthen low-income couples, with the idea children would benefit. But focusing on communication skills overlooks what really matters to these Americans.
Channel 7’s new program Seven Year Switch is not based on evidence, despite couching itself in scientific terms. Channel 7

Relationship reality TV: entertainment masquerading as science

What do the viewing public make of reality TV shows about relationships when they’re masqueraded as “science” and feature “relationship experts”?
Is a relationship that’s quick to form quick to fall apart? "Chatting" via

Are dating apps killing long-term relationships?

When it comes to dating, take Nietzsche’s advice and have the big picture – finding a lifelong friend – in mind.
Playing with the affections of the heart can be tricky on Valentine’s Day. Flickr/tanakawho

Dealing with love, romance and rejection 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…
The reputation economy is growing - and it may not even need you to do it. Image sourced from

It’s the next Facebook and it doesn’t even need you

At first it was organising and selling user-generated content and data, now it seems “they” don’t even need you. What if there was a company that scraped the web and mapped your connections, showing you…

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