Posts from The Science of Love

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.

Why Women with Low Self-Esteem Try Harder in Relationships

How much effort you put forth in your dating relationships may have more to say about how much you like yourself rather than how much you like your partner. A recent study out of the UK suggests that self-esteem (or the lack thereof) may play a large role in how hard we work to maintain […]

What You Don’t Know About Women and ‘Bad Boys’

Marriage and family therapist Sarah Schmermund is back to reveal some interesting information about the role hormones play in a woman’s attraction to bad boys. Who knew!? It’s long been wondered why women prefer ‘bad boys.’ Sure, they might be sexy, handsome, and rebellious, but their lack of interest in being in a relationship means they […]

How Your Teen Past Affects Your Romantic Future

A person’s life at home in their teenage years can have drastic effects on the way they form and maintain their relationships later in life. What can you find out about a person’s relationship tendencies by asking about their life at home when they were young? Read here to find out.

Love in the Time of Algorithms: How Online Dating has Changed Our Lives

In his eye-opening new book, Love in the Time of Algorithms, journalist Dan Slater takes an in-depth look at the online dating industry, its history and what this technology means for how people approach relationships. I got the chance to have a quick chat with him about what he uncovered during the process of researching and writing the […]

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