Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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A scientific look at the complexities of romantic relationships
Theresa E DiDonato Ph.D.
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.
Evaluating whether a relationship is right for you just got a bit easier.
Does flirting have a place in ongoing relationships or should it be limited to relationship initiation?
Lasting love is hard to come by - how do successful couples make their relationships work?
There is, in fact, a dark side to traveling abroad.
Success on dating apps can be made easier with a simple trick, as suggested by new research.
Gain some insight into your relationship over the holidays by asking yourself these questions.
Are you and your partner equally committed? New research reveals the perils of asymmetrically committed relationships.
How is what your behavior after sex connected to your relationship satisfaction or the hormonal influences of sexual activity?
The bond between straight women and gay men is real, and here to stay.
Theresa DiDonato, Ph.D., is a social psychologist and an assistant professor at Loyola University Maryland.