For Keeps?

For Keeps?

It's the most important decision you'll ever make, impacting your health, happiness, longevity, resilience and professional achievement. So how do you know if he or she is the right one with whom to spend your life? Photo: Shutterstock

50 Characteristics of Healthy Relationships

By Alice Boyes Ph.D.
What you know and like about your partner should tell you a lot.

Part Three Monogamish and Polyaffective Relationships

By Elisabeth A. Sheff Ph.D.
The final installment of "Why I Am Not Polyamorous, But You Might Want to Be"

Who is Attractive and Compatible as a Romantic Partner?

By Jeremy Nicholson M.S.W., Ph.D.
Identifying and finding an attractive and compatible relationship partner.

Sniffing Around for Mr. Right

By Robert D. Martin Ph.D.
What turns women on: good genes or complementary genes?

20 Questions That Will Tell You If It's Love

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
A research-driven questionnaire that measures your feelings.

Right Guy, Wrong Relationship? 10 Questions to Ask Yourself

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
How do you know if your relationship is working?

Can I Trust My Gut to Know I've Found My True Love

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
5 faster tests than cohabitation to decide if you're ready to leap into marriage

How to Develop Sexual and Romantic Attraction to People Who Are Good for You

By Ken Page L.C.S.W.
You know who would be good for you. So why aren't you attracted to them?

What Makes A Soulmate?

By Mary C Lamia Ph.D.
Psychology can make sense of soulmates.

Will You Recognize Your Soul Mate?

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
It’s the reality, not the fantasy, that makes someone a potential keeper.

Do You Two Mesh? The 1 Min. Intimacy Compatibility Test

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
If your priorities don't match, you may have some work to do.

The Ideal First Date

By Fredric Neuman M.D.
Leading up to a second date and a third.

How Do You Know If You Are Ready For Love?

By Donna Flagg
Does pressure to commit hurt our chances for real love?

The Wrong Way—and the Right Way—to Think about Long-Term Commitment and Marriage

By Mark D. White Ph.D.
Is marriage worth less if it doesn't last forever?

The List Method: How to Find "The One"

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Making a list of what you are looking for in a mate can have great results.

Jenna Blum: Recycling Love

By Jennifer Haupt
Can you throw away all reminders of a past love?

The Search for Love and Mr. or Ms. Right

By Billi Gordon Ph.D.
The hunt, the kill, and the mourning after

7 Keys to Long-Term Relationship Success

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
7 keys to making your love last