How do you find your perfect match? Your partner for life? And when you meet that someone, how do you know you've made the right choice? Perhaps you feel you're aiming too high, or maybe you're aiming too low. And talking about a soul mate makes matters worse—besides, do soul mates even exist? Here are some articles to help you maneuver the mating game.

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Do Smartphones Delay Sex and Dating?

Perhaps the correlation is not causal because a third variable, such as helicopter parenting, might be responsible for having a smartphone and delaying sex and romance.

Infidelity Vs Addiction: What Is the Difference?

Is your partner a sex addict, or just a cheater?

The Seduction of Secret — How Intrigue Sparks Attraction

Mysterious, fascinating, or assertive partners spark intrigue and admiration. Yet avoid a date with disaster by considering why someone does not open up.

Why Too Many Sperms Spoil the Egg

By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on August 11, 2017 in How We Do It
Men can produce too many sperms as well as too few. Excessive sperm numbers around an egg can result in multiple fertilization, abnormal chromosome numbers, and miscarriage.

Dating Is Dead

By John Kim, LMFT on August 08, 2017 in The Angry Therapist
Dating is dead. And is it too late to save?

How Do We Decide Whether or Not to Break Up?

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on August 07, 2017 in ExperiMentations
What factors do we weigh when deciding to leave a long-term relationship? How does attachment style influence decision-making? New research provides additional insight.

What Keeps Partners From Cheating?

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on August 04, 2017 in ExperiMentations
Infidelity generally leads to pain and suffering for all involved, and is the most common factor in divorce. How do we resist temptation, making it more likely we'll stay together?

Should You Worry About Your Partner´s Attractive "Friends?"

How many of you have felt anxious upon meeting a new paramour´s gorgeous "good friend?" Friendship attraction is a relational complication that is a blessing and a curse.

From Friendship to Courtship: How Friends Fall in Love

How do couples transition from friendship to courtship? The answer depends on projection and mutual attraction.

What Is the Sexiest Emotion for Men to Display?

By Alec Beall, Ph.D. on July 27, 2017 in Aesthetics 101
Why are bad boys so dreamy? Emotion research may help to explain.

Follow the Leader: Authority-Based Relationships Uncovered

An expert on alternative lifestyles shatters myths on these relationships.

The Big-hearted "Big Sick"

By Deborah King on July 24, 2017 in Mining the Headlines
A new way to view a Pakastani Muslim—as the lead in a romance with real heart.

If You Got It, Think Hard About Flaunting It

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on July 21, 2017 in Pop Psych
To what extent does promiscuity drive attitudes towards homosexuality?

Are You Dating Confident?

How do you approach dating? Here's why confidence can help.

Fatal Attraction

By R. Douglas Fields Ph.D. on July 20, 2017 in The New Brain
An intriguing link has been identified between unconventional sexual behavior and a common parasite, which is acquired from cats.
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Five Tips for Taking Your Online Dating Relationship Offline

What good is online dating if the first date doesn’t work out?

Pornography and Broken Relationships

People who view pornography are much more likely to experience a romantic relationship breakup. We look at research data supporting this expectation and discuss pivotal factors.

How "Only Having Eyes" for Your Date Creates Chemistry

Research indicates that when it comes to building chemistry, first-date partners are uniquely attracted to others they believe are uniquely attracted to them.

To Friend or Unfriend Your Ex

By Cortney S. Warren Ph.D. on July 12, 2017 in Naked Truth
Should you unfriend your ex when going through a breakup? There are at least three key reasons it may help you move forward.

Secrets of Sexual Attraction

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on July 12, 2017 in The Human Beast
The problem of how different tastes in physical attraction emerge is surprisingly complex. Influences range from brain biology to fashions.

Intimacy Across Cultures—and Species

By Rebecca Coffey on July 11, 2017 in The Bejeezus Out of Me
Do you like gentlemanly/ladylike kisses or meaty, beastly ones? And what might that say about you as a human—and about humans as a species?

Four Underappreciated Markers of Female Beauty

It is no secret that when it comes to physical beauty, women are held to higher standards than are men; here are a few of the subtle things that seem to matter a lot.

Netflix and What?!

Hooking up is an intentionally vague term that is often used to describe a sexual encounter without commitment. It has its own script, which is different from the traditional date.
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The 3 Stages of Dating

Like marriages, dating too moves through stages. Here are the common dangers and challenges of this changing landscape. Knowing the terrain can help you navigate the process

Bumps in the Dating Road When Getting Back Out There

Readiness and rejection are two bumps in the dating road. Here's how to navigate your way around them.

Give Me a Sign: Recognizing Signals of Commitment

When searching for lasting love, it’s too easy to put hope in false signs of commitment. By thinking clearly about good signals of commitment, you can improve your odds.
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Sick of Online Dating?

Sick of online dating? You may want to give the real world another try.

How to Avoid Creeping Women Out

When it comes to looking like a creep, the bar is set a lot lower for men. Here's why, along with some advice.

How Do Women Flirt (and Get a Man’s Interest)?

How do women behave to get noticed by men? What body language do women use to show a man they are interested and get him to approach? Find out what the research has to say…

What Are They Doing With Those Smartphones?

Adolescence is even more challenging with social media. New research gives insight into the social media lives of adolescent girls, important for parents and others to understand.