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A scientific look at the complexities of romantic relationships
Theresa E DiDonato Ph.D.
Where have all the "good men" gone? New research suggests economic differences between unmarried women and available men.
Why do people stay in unsatisfying relationships when they could find something better?
Relationships with a break-up history are decidedly different from other relationships.
Are "foodie calls" a new type of romantic dating deception?
Relationship comparisons tend to be materialize differently for happy couples than unhappy couples. What do yours say about you?
Are you in love or is it something else?
How important is passion for a relationship to last? Whether low passion is diagnostic of trouble might depend on your beliefs.
A growing body of research suggests that some relationship troubles can be fixed by a good night's sleep.
What role does age play in shaping romantic attraction?
To what extent is your relationship happiness a function of your genes?
New research suggests there can be too much of a good thing when it comes to desirable partner qualities.
Thinking your partner is having unfaithful thoughts may be a reflection of your own extra-dyadic interests.
Would you want a smart speaker that could predict your relationship's stability?
People think about breaking up with their partners, but sometimes don't for reasons that have little to do with their own relationship happiness.
There is such a thing as break-up season.
The dark side of online dating: It can create a habit hard to break.
Want more enjoyment, intimacy, and trust? Make this adjustment, and you might be surprised by the benefits.
Intelligence is generally a desirable trait, but can you have too much of a good thing?
Glenn Weiss surprised millions with his onstage proposal to girlfriend Jan Svendsen. The event spurs the question: What's the best way to propose?
Ghosting to end relationships is becoming more common, but why do people do it?
Is your partner's happiness affecting your workout or lack thereof?
What do healthy couples do in the face of everyday stress?
People are often suspicious of and disparaging towards age-gap couples, and this research attempts to figure out why.
Unrequited advances may persist because of these reasons.
Loneliness — a serious (and contagious) affliction — is on the rise in America.
Who does most of the work in your relationship? The implications could be serious.
How we look at each other could reveal underlying relationship motives.
An empirical study of first encounters between strangers gives scientists new insight into love at first sight.
Whether you flaunt your sexy spouse or feel like your partner shows you off, new evidence suggests that romantic partners could be a trusted source for impressions.
Try out a few tricks that happy couples use to support their relationship satisfaction.
Theresa DiDonato, Ph.D., is a social psychologist and an assistant professor at Loyola University Maryland.