The Science of Love by eHarmony Labs

romance august
August 22, 2017

Men or Women: Who Needs Romance More? (2 Million People Have Spoken)

Anyone in a relationship knows (or should know) that romance and romantic gestures are key to keeping their partners feeling connected and happy. In the spirit of Romance Awareness month, I asked the all-knowing research scientists at eharmony to look into the importance of being romantic. Who cares about romantic gestures the most? The team […]

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August 7, 2017

So, What is the Science Behind eHarmony?

Does eHarmony really use science to match people, or is that just marketing speak? This is not the first time we have heard this question, so we asked our Chief Scientist  Dr.Steve Carter to educate, and set the record straight. His detailed response is below. But for those interested in the short answer about whether eHarmony […]

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expectations and dating
February 1, 2017

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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January 31, 2017

Are Football Fans More Desirable?

As the Super Bowl is just days away (Go Falcons!), I was curious about something … do guys care if a woman likes football? Do women find guys who watch football more desirable? Fortunately, our research scientists are just two floors down from me. I asked eHarmony Research Scientist Jonathan Beber to do a little […]

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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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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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