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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, […]

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 — […]

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.

Why Your Personality ‘Type’ Doesn’t Matter

ENFJ, INTP, Analysts, Explorers. There are many personality tests available that claim to classify you into a certain type, but do they really work?

Think You Know How to Flirt? New Research Says You Don’t

You thought you were being so obvious with your jokey comments and playful arm-punches. After all, you don’t brush lint off anyone’s jacket. You don’t gently tease everyone when they take an extra-large helping of mashed potatoes. We flirt with the people we think are cute and might want to date. And yet, so often […]

What Your Humor Style Can Reveal About Your Personality

Recent research has shown there are 4 unique humor styles. What personality information can these humor styles reveal about you and your date? Read here to find out.

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.

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