The Science of Love by eHarmony Labs

March 5, 2013

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.

February 7, 2013

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 […]

eHarmony - Couple listening to music
February 6, 2013

How a Love Song Can Increase Your Chances of Getting a Date

You might think songs about love and romance are mainly enjoyed by people in romantic relationship. But what about single people? New research has shown that just listening to love songs can alter your outlook on dating. Read here to find out more.

eye contact and dating
December 20, 2012

Dating Do: Eye Contact!

You notice an attractive stranger from across the room laughing while reading the paper. You take note of their beautiful smile and thick dark locks. At that moment the stranger looks up from the paper and you make eye contact. You feel sparks begin to fly. The gaze of attraction is no small thing. In […]

cell phone addiction
December 18, 2012

Are You Hiding Behind Your Cell Phone?

Today’s guest post is from Jennifer Sams of Divine Caroline , who explores the possibility that many of us are addicted to our cell phones. I just wonder how many missed opportunities there have been while we looked down at the phone instead of making eye contact or connecting with others. It’s hard enough to approach someone you […]

November 26, 2012

Seven Ways to Let a Date Down Easy

Letting someone down can be difficult. You want to be clear that you are not interested, but at the same it is important to 1) be respectful to the other person and 2) be consistent with your own personal image of yourself (e.g., that you are a nice or honest person) (Dillard, 1997).  Are there ways […]

dealing with inlaws during the holidays
November 21, 2012

The Trouble with In-laws…(Holiday Edition!)

There is no escaping the fact that this is the time of year when many are subjected to the scrutiny of others on how we host, cook, plan, decorate, etc. The biggest offender of this scrutiny is quite possibly our in-laws. According to a study in her book, What Do You Want From Me?, psychologist […]

moving in together before marriage
November 19, 2012

Living Together Before Marriage: Relationship Killer or Not?

eHarmony researcher Lindsay Henry reveals whether or not living together before marriage will doom or improve a relationship. You might be enticed with all the qualities that living together might bring to the relationship. Living together can offer you an opportunity to save money on rent, spend less time commuting back and forth, and gives you ability to […]

wall of love
November 12, 2012

Read This Before Saying, ‘I Love You.’

In a relationship, who do you think is more likely to say “I love you” first — men or women?  If you are like most people, you might be tempted to say women.  In a recent study, 64% of participants were likely to think women were the first to say they were in love, and these […]

November 6, 2012

In Online Dating, Who Should Make the First Move?

Today’s guest blog comes from eHarmony Labs researcher Emily Maywood – who explores the issue of communication in online dating. I learned a new word yesterday: Mamihlapinatapai. Despite its length (and looking a little like gibberish) it is actually described as “the most succinct word” because it defines a feeling that is so familiar, almost […]