The Science of Love by eHarmony Labs

relationship needs
November 21, 2016

What Do Men and Women Want in a First Date?

All successful relationships have to start somewhere, and most couples can remember the exciting energy of their first date together. As such an important foundation, we wanted to ask eHarmony members about their hopes and fears and what they think is most important on a first date. We surveyed 452 eHarmony members (231 men and […]

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dating tips and romance
September 12, 2016

Romantic Gestures: What Do Men and Women Want?

Whether you prefer mood lighting and a home-cooked meal or a perhaps a serenade, we wanted to know what eHarmony users thought was most important when it came to romance. We looked at responses to our “Q&A” feature, where eHarmony users answered a series of multiple choice questions about their attitudes and opinions on a […]

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Young attractive man in urban background
September 7, 2016

Guys: Good Storytelling May Influence Your Dating Potential

When you consider the traits that make someone attractive, you might be thinking of wealth, health, and a great smile. But, you may be overlooking something else that is surprising. New psychological research suggests that storytelling ability is related to perceived attractiveness. Through a series of 3 studies, researchers explored the relational consequences of being able […]

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EHOlympians Inofgraphic
August 16, 2016

The Most Desirable eHarmony Users Revealed: Think Olympic Sports!

With the 2016 Summer Olympics under way, eHarmony conducted an exploratory analysis looking at individuals who play summer Olympic sports. See what interesting differences we found here.

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how to get over someone
May 16, 2016

Recovery from Rejection Depends on Your Personal Outlook

Your romantic partner can be your best friend, your activity buddy, and your confidant. When a relationship ends, this source of approval and support is suddenly gone. This can be particularly difficult when your partner instigates the breakup, leaving you trying to understand why the relationship ended. Dealing with the feelings of rejection can take several potential […]

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great new years resolutions
March 15, 2016

Are Eco-Friendly Daters More or Less Attractive?

Caring for the environment is an important topic these days. But how can it affect your dating life? Read here to find out.

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eharmony espanol
December 3, 2015

Understanding Relationships Cross-Culturally

At eHarmony, we have a dedicated team of psychologists who study romantic relationships to determine what creates a compatible couple. In preparation for our Spanish-language site that recently launched (www.eharmony.com/espanol), we conducted a new marriage research project, comparing couples in the US and several Spanish-speaking countries to better understand what aspects are most important to happy […]

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dating and friendship
November 30, 2015

Why Friendship Matters to Your Health

We spend a lot of time and energy pursuing and maintaining romantic relationships, but what about our other social ties? While finding a compatible partner is a very important endeavor, psychological research shows that there are huge benefits to having a larger social network that includes close friends. What kind of benefits? Friends can fulfill […]

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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.

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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 […]

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