Posts from The Science of Love

Is Marriage or Living Together Better for Your Brain?

Today’s guest blog comes from therapist Nina Atwood, who discusses the benefits of getting married vs. living with a partner. Having been on both sides of this one, I agree that marriage just feels right for me and there is contentment on a much deeper level. The other day I came home stressed out and my husband […]

The Cheerleader Effect: Why You Should Include Group Photos on Your Profile

Recent research has shown that individuals are rated as more attractive when they are in a group picture over an individual picture, a phenomenon known as the Cheerleader Effect. What is it about being seen in a group that makes you look more attractive, and should you post group photos onto your online dating profile? Read here to find out more.

The Economics of Online Dating

How can meeting your significant other online save you money? Recent research shows the economic savings can be huge. Read here to find out more.

Valentine’s Day. Does Anyone Care Anymore?

Love is in the air today. But do people really celebrate Valentine’s Day as much as we think? What do people do for Valentine’s Day? Read here to find out what our research has shown.

Star Wars vs. Star Trek Fans: Who Fares Better in Online Dating?

Star Wars and Star Trek fans love to debate which is better. In this exploration of eHarmony users, we examined the personality differences and eHarmony popularity of those behind the debates: the fans.

The Serious Business of Being Funny: How Humor Works in the Dating World

Examining eHarmony users, we found a good sense of humor is one of the most sought after things in a partner for both men and women. But how do men and women use humor differently? What can a good sense of humor tell you about a person? Read here to find out.

Tell Me About Your Mother

A person’s relationship with their mother early in life has drastic effects on their ability to form stable and secure relationships as an adult. Read here to find out more.

Are People with More Siblings Less Likely to Divorce?

What can growing up in a house full of brothers and sisters do for your adult relationships? Recent research has shown it can effect the likelihood of divorce, read here to find out why.

‘I work at eHarmony. And no, I’m not married.’

After working at eHarmony for almost three years, I’ve noticed I get asked a lot of the same questions after telling people what I do for a living. In this blog, I answer some of the most common questions I am asked.

The Research is in: Why Men Should Ditch Their Razors!

How can facial hair alter how attractive a woman sees a man? Recent research has shown the amount of facial hair can drastically alter how women rate men on attractiveness, ideal for relationships, masculine, and parenting ability. Read here to find out more.

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