In 2014, reports of a new discovery of Sappho's poems were remarkable. New research argues the papyrus had a fabricated backstory.
The view of Valentine's Day as a day for lovers can be traced back to two medieval poets who stood up for romance and the freedom to choose.
After a withered 2020 due to COVID-19, the flower industry is hoping to blossom. The industry, which remains far from sustainable, remains a multi-billion dollar operation.
What is Valentine's Day without a romantic dinner out? It could be a COVID-19 catastrophe. Better to stay home and order in, writes an epidemiologist.
For single people, finding at least one partner has been hard enough. But for those used to juggling multiple relationships, the pandemic has forced them to rethink dating altogether.
The busk was a long piece of wood, metal or whalebone, stitched into fabric and inscribed with intimate words of love. Garters, too, often carried messages and were charged with erotic connotations.
People create beliefs about their romantic partner that affect how they respond to them and interpret their behaviour. These beliefs can act as rose-tinted glasses, or as a darker lens.
Finding a Valentine via a dating app is a lot more likely than running into them on the street or getting trapped in a lift with them — even if it lacks a Hollywood moment.
Smelling a romantic partner's clothing is common behaviour, and research shows that it may improve sleep quality, and ease stress levels.
Men seem less comfortable celebrating their friendships – to their own detriment.
The novel is timely in light of the fact that, increasingly, readers are invited to consider what responsibilities they need to assume in the face of women's disclosures about their life stories.
China's Qixi Festival is a celebration of love based on the legend of a mortal who married a goddess, causing his furious mother-in-law to create a Milky Way to divide these two twinkling stars.
In addition to its health and fitness benefits, exercise can also give your relationship a boost – especially if you exercise together.
This Valentine's Day, a researcher reveals some insights after conducting interviews with young university undergrads to explore their sex lives, dating and intimacy.
This Valentine's Day, governments around the world need to reflect on how laws and public policies may undermine people’s capacity to love and be loved — and the long-term costs of lost love.
A large body of sociological research has found that in North America, young Asian men are twice as likely as Asian women to be single.
Handwritten letters enhance relationships among people of all ages, and help children become empowered and inspired through the power of the pen.
Love Studies, a relatively new academic field, looks at topics ranging from popular romance novels to issues of consent in the bedroom.
Many roses are grown in energy-intensive greenhouses, shipped long distances or treated with chemicals. Here's what to ask your florist or supermarket.
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.