The Science of Love by eHarmony Labs

dating tips
September 1, 2015

The Definition of Love

Love is all around us. But what does it really mean to be in love? Psychologists have spent years defining love, and have found 3 main traits of a loving relationship.

personality of spouse affects career success
June 11, 2015

How Your Partner’s Personality Affects Your Workplace Success

Imagining the perfect relationship partner, it’s easy to list off desired traits, whether you are looking for a film buff who will discuss the latest Cannes nominees or a fitness enthusiast who will run a half-marathon with you. You may think about all of the interesting and exciting experiences that you can share together. What […]

laughter and dating
June 10, 2015

Want First Date Success? Share a Few Laughs

A sense of humor has been shown to be the most important thing to daters time and time again. But what happens when you share a laugh? How can it affect your budding relationship? Read here to find out.

April 2, 2015

Headstrong? Opinionated? Guys Dig That

If you’re a single woman who has a brain and a backbone, you may suspect that these things are working against you in the dating arena. Maybe you read a dating guide that instructed you not to choose the restaurant or argue about politics. You need to let the man be the man! So hold […]

March 19, 2015

Are Men and Women More Threatened by Emotional or Sexual Infidelity?

The green eyed monster — chances are most people have experienced, at least once, the not-so-pleasant feeling of jealousy. In fact, the term “green-eyed monster” was coined as far back as 1603 in the Shakespearian play, The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice: Beware of jealousy, my lord! It’s a green-eyed monster that makes […]

double dating better for relationships
March 19, 2015

How a Double Date Could Improve Your Relationship

When you and your romantic partner lead busy lives, it can be hard to find time to enjoy each other and spend time together with friends. You may talk about going out over the weekend for dinner or drinks, but you end up staying in and watching whatever happens to be on TV. On Monday, you […]

being there for someone
February 23, 2015

The Importance of Being There When Things Are Going Well

One of the cornerstones of a successful relationship is supporting one another when things are difficult. But what about when things are really great? Now, more than ever, we are surrounded by good news. Opening your Facebook page and viewing your newsfeed or checking pictures from your Instagram account, you see that your friend got […]

nice equals more attractive
October 23, 2014

Science Finds That Nice People Are Hot

A group of college students met on the first day of an architectural dig and were asked to rate each other’s physical attractiveness. Six weeks later, researchers asked them to re-evaluate. In this study, which was conducted by Kevin Kniffin and David Sloan Wilson, students were also asked to assess their classmates’ personality and character, […]

October 15, 2014

How Baking Cookies Really Can Lead to Romance

There really is truth to the idea of baking your way into a man (or woman’s!) heart. Scent and attraction is a really interesting area to explore — a lot of what we are into is so primal and subconscious. Professor of Psychology Thalma Lobel sent over her latest blog on this very subject — […]

romeo and juliette relationships
September 3, 2014

The Romeo and Juliet Effect: How Disapproval Can Affect Your Relationship

What happens to your relationship if your parents or friends don’t approve? It may not be what you think. Read here to find out more.