Wednesday September 24th 2014

‘Relationships Research’ Archives

‘I Love You’ May Not Always Mean ‘I, Love You’

‘I Love You’ May Not Always Mean ‘I, Love You’

Just mere semantics, right? Not so fast. According to relational communication expert Sean Horan, an assistant professor at DePaul University in the College of Communication, affectionate behaviour is not all that it seems. "Gestures such as hand holding, kissing and cuddling could be indicators that your partner is mad at you," explained [...]

Women’s Tears Lower Men’s Sexual Interest

Women’s Tears Lower Men’s Sexual Interest

The findings, in a study by the Weizmann Institute of Science and Wolfson Hospital near Tel Aviv on the role tears play in non-verbal communication, suggest that tears of sadness may temporarily lower men’s testosterone level as the man gets close enough to sniff them – even though there's no discernible odor. Men who took part in the [...]

World’s Worst and Best Lovers (Men By Country)

World’s Worst and Best Lovers (Men By Country)

A poll carried out by onepoll.com and reported by Telegraph, Daily Mail and Hindustan Times (September 30, 09) asked 15,000 women to rate the world's best and worst lovers by country, the results are interesting.   WORLD'S WORST LOVERS: 1. Germany (too smelly) 2. England (too lazy) 3. Sweden (too quick) 4. Holland (too [...]

Gratitude Increases Relationship Satisfaction

Gratitude Increases Relationship Satisfaction

Appreciation for the “little things” in relationships can boost feelings of happiness and romance, researchers have found. Showing gratitude has the ability to boost feelings of happiness and romance which helps the relationship to flourish, reports dailymail.co.uk. Experts from the University of North Carolina in the US studied how [...]

Erectile Problem: Having Trouble Getting It UP?

Erectile Problem: Having Trouble Getting It UP?

Ditch your shared friends or ditch the "overly friendly" girlfriend/spouse! Yes, you read it right. Your so-called "shared friends" may have something to do with your erectile problem - that's if you believe in "scientific studies." According to a study published on August 8 in the current issue of the American Journal of Sociology, a man whose [...]

Is Over Sacrificing Ruining Your Relationship?

Is Over Sacrificing Ruining Your Relationship?

Helping your partner when you don't feel like it can be damaging your relationship, according to social scientists from the University of Arizona. Men and women offering to take on a chore normally done by the other may make them seem like the perfect partner. Yet when these sacrifices are done by a partner who is feeling stressed or in a bad [...]

Having Doubts About Marrying Him?

Having Doubts About Marrying Him?

"You know yourself, your partner and your relationship better than anybody else does; if you're feeling nervous about it, pay attention to that," says Justin Lavner of UCLA. It's worth exploring what you're nervous about says the first scientific study to test whether doubts about getting married are more likely to lead to an unhappy marriage [...]

The Top Three Most Common Sexual Regrets

The Top Three Most Common Sexual Regrets

According to a new study, men are more likely to regret not taking action on a potential liaison, and women are more remorseful for engaging in one-time liaisons. "Prior sex researchers have focused primarily on the emotion of sexual attraction in sexual decisions," Buss says. "These studies point to the importance of a neglected mating emotion [...]

Expressing Anger and Online Rants

Expressing Anger and Online Rants

Some of you have written me emails and left comments suggesting that we get rid of the comment moderators and allow everyone to leave a comment like in other blogs. It'd be nice to let people leave comments without censorship. It'd probably get the site more comments as many readers can ask questions and others (other than me) can answer the [...]

A Good Night’s Sleep Helps Your Relationship

A Good Night’s Sleep Helps Your Relationship

If you ever needed another reason to cultivate better sleeping habits, here's one. According to a UC Berkeley study, a bad night's sleep negatively affects your conflict-resolution skills and ability to accurately gauge your partners' emotions. In a layman's language, if you'd haven't slept well, don't bring up a discussion to try to resolve a [...]

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