The Science of Love by eHarmony Labs

jealousy
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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 — […]

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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.

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personality types and dating
July 29, 2014

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?

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flirting
June 23, 2014

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 […]

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sense of humor and dating
June 19, 2014

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.

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marriage health benefits
March 19, 2014

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 […]

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