New research on our desire to create shared memories with the people we care about offers insights for companies that want to improve their customer service.
Trans and queer kinships provide emotional as well as material supports and care. But legalizing marriage alone would ignore such kinship ties.
A scholar of ancient Greek philosophy writes about Aristotle’s timeless advice on how to nurture and keep friendships.
The South Korean government’s embrace of gendered citizenship has fueled the virulent gender war between men and women, with digital sex crimes used as ammunition.
People who are lonely lead sicker and shorter lives. Just like the guidelines for food and exercise, public health guidelines for social connection can help us all live happier and healthier lives.
‘Etuaptmumk’ or Two-Eyed Seeing is the gift of multiple perspectives in the Mi’kmaw language. A key practice of this in an early childhood outdoor program is walking together and sharing stories.
When people cut personal, interracial or interreligious ties because of political differences, the societal impact can be the same as forced segregation.
Many older people tend to trim their social circles and focus their social efforts on family and close friends. New research on our close primate relatives may help explain why.
What causes people to obsess over celebrities – to the point where they’re willing to do whatever it takes to make contact? Criminology may hold some answers.
A belief persists that spontaneous sex is more desirable than sex that is planned in advance, but new research shows that scheduled sex can be just as hot.
Early research finds that people get just about the same gratification from sexting with a chatbot as they do with another human.
Discussing some key topics before – or even after – they move in together can help couples successfully navigate this step.
The ‘talking stage’ is a lot like traditional ‘courting’ – with some online complications. Still, it can be a great way to test the waters with a potential partner and establish healthy boundaries.
About a third of women and 9% of men who participate in the long-running Dunedin Study reported experiencing unwanted sexual contact before age 16. For many, this has a life-long impact.
The sudden removal of ‘erotic’ features from the virtual friend app has left lovelorn users high and dry.
Public health measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic meant that many people experienced social isolation. But the pandemic didn’t invent loneliness, and its impacts on our health are growing.
At the most basic level, the brain releases a cocktail of chemicals. But there’s more to it than that.
The convenience of dating apps can also make them difficult to navigate.
The five widely accepted lovely languages are words of affirmation, quality time, physical touch, acts of service and receiving gifts.
Remote working policy needs to strike a balance between productivity and individual rights of employees.