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A scientific look at the complexities of romantic relationships
Theresa E DiDonato Ph.D.
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.
It's not what we say — it's why we say it.
Relationships tend to experience a decline in romantic satisfaction. Will yours?
Consider these points before you make the move towards marriage.
As Americans become more accepting of sexual minorities, differences between same-sex and different-sex relationships are smaller than ever.
What determines how you love: is it a story of nature or nurture?
Do you look to your partner to support for your own self-expression? A cultural trend is having unforeseen consequences for couples.
Will a friendship with your ex-romantic partner work out? It depends on your motives.
How do you approach dating? Here's why confidence can help.
Can an unconventional intervention involving photos of your partner with a puppy help a relationship last?
What does love and being in love look like?
6 core questions to know if your age-gap relationship has what it takes to last.
How many marriages are interracial today versus 60 years ago? Where are interracial marriages most common?
Are you living in a region populated by highly anxious people? Research reveals where love comes easy.
Certain expectations, if they're unmet, can be problematic for your relationship.
Our everyday experiences, like how much sleep we get and whether we drink caffeine, may affect our relationship satisfaction.
When does the dating advantage go to the nice guy?
Before writing off the idea of a love drug, you might be surprised to learn how some common drugs are already affecting the bio-chemical bases of love.
Theresa DiDonato, Ph.D., is a social psychologist and an assistant professor at Loyola University Maryland.