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Civil rights activist Dorothy Cotton teaches a student in one of her Citizenship Education Program classes. Bob Fitch Photography Archive, Department of Special Collections, © Stanford University Libraries

The civil rights activist so close to Martin Luther King Jr. she was thought of as his ‘other wife’

Dorothy Cotton never publicly spoke about her intimate relationship with King. But no woman – not even King's wife – was closer to the civil rights icon during the last years of his life.
True love could be hiding inside mounds of data. xtock/Shutterstock.com

Can you life-hack your way to love?

Trying to optimize the search for love can be naive. Using statistics and measurements isn't necessarily the best way to find a human partner.
More and more Americans are choosing to be single. mimagephotography/Shutterstock.com

Single doesn’t mean being lonely or alone

Singles can face mistaken stereotypes and value judgments that they are less happy, or lonelier. For many, being single is simply a relationship preference or even an orientation.
Our likelihood of falling victim to catfish scams is increasing along with our screen time. Shutterstock

It’s not about money: we asked catfish why they trick people online

As younger generations spend more time interacting with people online and less time in real life, they are more likely to experience catfishing – both as victims and instigators.
Romance fraudsters trap their victims using use similar techniques to those seen in domestic violence cases. Shutterstock/Ogovorka

The abuse tactics fraudsters use to break the hearts and wallets of those looking online for love

Why do people continue to send money when caught in any online romance scam? Researchers are now finding the techniques these fraudsters use are similar to those in domestic violence cases.
‘The Wedding Ring Effect’ is the idea that simply by wearing a wedding ring a man is somehow imbued with a host of desirable characteristics. shutterstock

Why we desire partners who have had relationship experience

Mate copying is the name given to the phenomenon whereby an individual is preferred as a future romantic partner simply because they have relationship experience.

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