The Art of Flirting

Flirting requires many types of skills: intellect, body language, creativity, empathy. At its best, flirting can be high art, whether you're vying for a soul mate, manipulating a salesman, or just passing the time.

Recent Posts on Flirting

Red and Valentine’s Day

Science should inform the colors you choose for Valentine's Day.

6 Ways of Using Facebook to Get and Keep a Date

Can social media help you get a lover and maintain a relationship? According to the research, social networking sites can offer unique advantages for finding love. Learn more here.

7 Signs You’re in an Unhealthy Rebound Relationship

Research indicates that while some rebound relationships can be successful, others may be harmful. Here are seven signs you’re in an unhealthy rebound relationship...

The Sexiest Love Letters

Writing sexy love letters has been around since Renaissance times. It's one of the many ways a couple can show their love for one another. This article inspires writing one.

7 Trusted Tips for Finding Love

Check out these basic prerequisites for finding love.

The Biggest Online Dating Day of the Year! Now What?

Trying to navigate the online dating game? Try these skills to get the relationship you want.

To Stay in Love… Do This

By Stan Tatkin Psy.D. on January 03, 2016 The Puzzle of Love
You need to know how to make each other feel secure if you want your love to last.

Monogamy Is Outdated

By Ryan Anderson on December 22, 2015 The Mating Game
Monogamy is really hard to maintain. Perhaps we are just not meant to be monogamous

20 Ways to Surprise Your Partner

Surprising your partner can lead to greater relationship intimacy, tenderness, and lighthearted fun. Try one of these 20 ideas to surprise your partner for "no reason at all."

Strangers in Love

By Ryan Anderson on December 15, 2015 The Mating Game
Dating is hard work. A research team has figured how to create a feeling of closeness and intimacy with a stranger.

Are Tattooed Women Really More Promiscuous?

By Michael Castleman M.A. on December 14, 2015 All About Sex
Men think that tattoos signal women's sexual availability. Think again.

This Is How Friendship Turns Into Romance

The line between friendship and love is more blurred than you think.

To Cuff or to Tether

By Stan Tatkin Psy.D. on December 02, 2015 The Puzzle of Love
Some think of fall and winter as “cuffing season,” but tethering with a partner is much more likely than cuffing to lead to a happy, long-lasting, secure-functioning relationship.

Lifting the Covers: Sex with the Undercover Police

Has reporting over-simplified the predicament of undercover agents and their relationships?

I'm Torn Between 2 Men

"I need help on deciding which guy to date."

Is Texting or Sexting Cheating?

Sexting, texting and porn are subjects we typically shy away from but not dealing with it may come back to bite you.

Like a Moth to a Flame

By Ryan Anderson on November 03, 2015 The Mating Game
Some people would prefer attraction to remain mysterious. There are several things you can control to make yourself more attractive to the opposite-sex.

Is Flirting Between Gay and Straight Men Okay?

By Rick Miller LICSW on November 01, 2015 Unwrapped
Is a hug the new handshake?

Sexual And Romantic Minimalism

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on October 12, 2015 Ambigamy
Are you wasting the time of your life in habitual pursuit of sex and romance?

The Pros and Cons of Love on the Rebound

A rebound is not necessarily a bad thing so long as you are honest with yourself and others.

The Lipstick Effect: How Boom or Bust Effects Beauty

Now a series of psychology experiments have confirmed for the first time that while tougher economic times decrease desire for most items, they also reliably increase women's yearning for products that boost their attractiveness.

Have We Discovered the Most Powerful Element of Attraction?

By Ryan Anderson on October 07, 2015 The Mating Game
Why is it that people with attractive partners are so romantically desirable? Science has an answer

The Hidden Trait that Predicts Who We Find Attractive

Finding love is a tricky game. New evidence suggests that others' interest in you might be tied to your dispositional mindfulness.

The Psychology Of Why Being Funny When Flirting is Vital

Bale, Morrison and Caryl in their study of chat-up lines wondered why men persisted in using so many ‘chat-up’ approaches that were rated as unpopular with so many women – such as boorish jokes, empty compliments, and sexually loaded remarks. They wondered if these strategies were never intended to impress a woman, but merely winnow out which possible ‘targets’ were...

Men in Red

By Rebecca Coffey on September 11, 2015 The Bejeezus Out of Me
Men, listen up. You know those red power ties you wore a few years ago? They’re probably still at the back of your closet. They may work for you on Tinder ... only not in the way you expected.

What Is the Female Social Code?

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on September 03, 2015 The Teen Doctor
How To Handle Complicated Friend/Boyfriend Situations

Avoiding Ashley Madison

You cannot "spot" a cheater, but you may be able to "detect" one if you know what to look for and where to look.

Which Hair Color Induces the Strongest Physical Attraction?

Startling new psychological research challenges previous thinking that hair color is merely about personal preference. Instead a massive consensus appears to exist on which hair color is preferred, and there also appears to be such severe prejudice associated with the tint of your locks, this is possibly as harsh as racial discrimination.

4 Ways to Use Your Words to Build Romance

It is often hard to know how to talk to a potential romantic partner, date, or sexy stranger. What can you say to help build an emotional connection and get them to pick you? According to speed dating research, there are a few tips that can make even four minutes of conversation enough time to get someone to bond, connect, and click. Read on to find out how...

Women's Sexual Fantasies - the Latest Scientific Research

It's important to note that while headline writers may focus on the fact women have sexual fantasies about coercive sex, this research finds it's an occasional daydream, not a preoccupation. It would be similarly unfair to tar men with the brush of an occasional fantasy they may have.