Love and the Modern-Day Hook Up

Love and the Modern-Day Hook Up

Shifting norms and evolving technology are changing the way we do it—for better and for worse.
Sex Delivered as Fast as a Pizza?

Sex Delivered as Fast as a Pizza?

By Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
The Internet isn’t responsible for the hookup culture; it just makes it easier.
"I knew I loved you before I met you"

"I knew I loved you before I met you"

By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D.
Sometimes you just know.

Don't Put Your Best Foot Forward

By Mel Schwartz L.C.S.W.
Disguising yourself sabotages the future of the relationship.

It's Not About You: Dealing With Internet Date Rejections

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
If it's not about you, what are internet dating rejections about?

Will You Be My Valentine?

By Jennifer Verdolin Ph.D.
Tasty treats and stylish wrapping may steal her heart—in spiders, that is.

12 Relationship Questions College Kids Want Answered

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Students want to learn about love as well as about academic subjects.

Hooking Up Smart — and Nasty

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Are single women really deluded, embittered rodents?

Hook Ups, Oxytocin, and the Brain’s Quest for Trust

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
Sex is a boom and bust way to get your oxytocin

How Texting Can Improve or Ruin Your Relationship Happiness

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Can texting improve or ruin your relationship happiness?

Dating Online? Wear Red in Your Photos

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M.
Men perceive women who wear red as more attractive

In Hookups, Alcohol Is College Students' Best Friend

By Zhana Vrangalova Ph.D.
How common exactly is drinking before casual sex?

9 Essential Habits of Sexual Assertiveness

By Meg Selig
Expert advice that can keep you safer and make you happier.

When Psychopaths Find Love

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
Apparently, there's someone for everyone, even maniacs.

Valentine's Day Special: What Neuroscience Says About Love

By David DiSalvo
Love may be the most compelling mystery of the mind science will ever tackle.

OCD Cupid

By Fletcher Wortmann
Mad love in a digital age.

Love is Desire, Not Emotional Need

By Steven Stosny, Ph.D.
To be free to do something, we must be free not to do it.

Breakups as Breakthroughs

By Melissa Kirk
What if the way we look at breakups is all wrong?

Do you have VDD (Valentine’s Day Distress)?

By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., ABPP
Be mindful of social comparison theory when online this Valentine's Day.

Modern Love editor Daniel Jones on Love

By Jennifer Haupt
What makes a great love story?

Love Hurts…For Real

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
Social rejection experienced as physical pain