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‘Relationships Research’ Archives

Facebook Unfriending Has Real Life Consequences

Facebook Unfriending Has Real Life Consequences

Unfriending someone on Facebook may be as easy as clicking a button, but a new study from the University of Colorado Denver shows the repercussions often reach far beyond cyberspace. "People think social networks are just for fun," said study author Christopher Sibona, a doctoral student in the Computer Science and Information Systems program [...]

Why Women Call And Text Men They’re Interested In

Why Women Call And Text Men They’re Interested In

There was a time when men were expected to make the first moves in courtship, but research suggests it is now women who take the lead, relentlessly pursuing lovers with phone calls and texts. A study of mobile phone traffic indicates that women are more intent than men on having a romantic relationship. "It's the first really strong evidence [...]

Why He/She Is Avoiding Talking To You

Why He/She Is Avoiding Talking To You

A partner who desires more change is much more likely to pressure the other for a change, while the partner who desires less change is more likely to avoid discussion of the problem or passively withdraw from the interaction. This is according to a recent study by Sarah Holley, SF State assistant professor of psychology who directs the [...]

Women Incapable Of Recognizing High-Quality Men

Women Incapable Of Recognizing High-Quality Men

Females incapable of recognizing high-quality male can alter the behavior of mates of either sex and disrupt overall social structure, according to research published May 1, 2013 in the open access journal PLOS ONE. Actually the study talks about tone deaf "female cowbirds" incapable of recognizing high-quality "male songs" altering the [...]

Your Narcissistic Ex Cares After All, New Study Says

Your Narcissistic Ex Cares After All, New Study Says

It has been well documented that narcissists lack empathy and don't care about the pain and suffering of others. Lo and behold! New research suggest that narcissists do have the capacity to empathize with other people's pain and suffering. But read this... "given the right conditions" "If we encourage narcissists to consider the situation [...]

Why The End Of A Relationship Hurts So Much

Why The End Of A Relationship Hurts So Much

Are you hurting because of a break-up? Do you feel like your world has come to an end?  Can’t get over an old love? You are not weak or a loser and there is nothing wrong with you. According to a resent research published on Science Daily (Aug. 27, 2010), the events that end up being most important in our lives, the events that bring us [...]

What Liberals and Conservatives Look for in a Date?

What Liberals and Conservatives Look for in a Date?

Liberals and conservatives are looking for the same thing when they join online dating websites, according to new research co-authored by University of Miami political scientist Casey Klofstad. The study, published in Political Behavior, shows that both liberals and conservatives are looking for a partner who is like themselves. The study, [...]

Short Men Last Longer, Study Says

Short Men Last Longer, Study Says

A man's height not only determines the success of his relationships and/or marriage, it also determines the age and education of the woman he marries, says a new study. Using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID, researchers from NYU analyzed data from 1986 -- the first year height was recorded -- through 2011 to determine if a man's height [...]

Who Wants To Date A Nerd With A Job Ad! [So Cool!]

Who Wants To Date A Nerd With A Job Ad! [So Cool!]

“They don’t know how to dance, they don’t know how to dress, they don’t even know how to talk”, say McDermott’s daughters who went to school with engineers. So Mr. Jim McDermott, chief human capital officer of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission decided he’d do something about it. ”When we’re hiring, we say, [...]

Extroverts And Introverts Brains Wired Differently?

Extroverts And Introverts Brains Wired Differently?

Though I consider myself a little bit of both an introvert and extrovert, I found this study that says extroverts and introverts differ strongly in how their brains process rewarding experiences interesting. Scientists have long known that extroverts and introverts are different in myriad ways, but identifying the brain processes involved has [...]

Is There An Empathy Problem In Your Relationship?

Is There An Empathy Problem In Your Relationship?

One of the things I've said over and over again is, ladies don't just complain and nag your man about the things he's not doing right, ignoring the things he's doing right, however small. And guys, don't assume you know your woman and dismiss her complaints as a sign that she doesn't know what she wants. She knows what she wants and that's for you [...]

Public Displays of Affection: Lust or Love?

Public Displays of Affection: Lust or Love?

Bad news for anyone who regularly uses the phrase 'Get a room!' Public Displays of Affection (PDAs) look set to soar in 2010 -- and it's not just moonstruck teens who are indulging in bouts of public passion. Headed up by Barack and Michelle Obama, it's been an epic year for syrupy displays by celebrity couples. The world's most powerful [...]

Can You Get Back Someone Who Was Unhappy?

Can You Get Back Someone Who Was Unhappy?

Can you get back someone who left because he/she was unhappy in the relationship? My personal opinion is that yes, you can. I strongly believe that most relationships problems can be resolved with the right skills, approach, attitude and goodwill. But even I admit that getting back someone who left because he/she was not happy or felt [...]

Cheating Men: Sex Addiction Or High Sex Drive?

Cheating Men: Sex Addiction Or High Sex Drive?

I mentioned to one of my girlfriends that I read it somewhere that Tiger Woods was going to rehab for sexual addiction, and she said, “Where? Are we allowed to visit? I want to believe that there are more of us so beyond bored with “Tiger predator, Tiger victim” 24/7 narrative. I am especially so up to here with self-righteous suits using [...]

‘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 [...]

Rebound Relationships Not What You Think Study Says

Rebound Relationships Not What You Think Study Says

The idea that moving on to another relationship right after one ends is a recipe for more heartache—hasn’t actually been studied, until now. Researchers from Queens College in New York and the University of Illinois recruited more than 200 non-singles and singles to answer a series of questionnaires. Non-singles answered questions about [...]

Less Facebook Is Better For Your Relationship

Less Facebook Is Better For Your Relationship

Most men and women today would rather use Facebook to get in touch with a boy/girlfriend, partner or even ex they want back. But a study on couples who communicate using Facebook has warned of the strain that Facebook could be putting on relationships. Oxford University psychologists found husbands and wives who kept in touch using social media [...]

Relationships And The Self-Help Culture

Relationships And The Self-Help Culture

In a major two-year study called Enduring Love? Couple Relationships in the 21st Century, researchers found that couples are working hard at their relationships to avoid falling apart. The study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council reveal a whole host of ways that participants described how their partner makes them feel [...]

Cheater Alert: That Friend Isn’t Just A Friend

Cheater Alert: That Friend Isn’t Just A Friend

Oct. 2, 2013 — New research by Albright College associate professor of psychology Susan Hughes, Ph.D., has found that men and women alter their voices when speaking to lovers versus friends and that such variations can potentially be used to detect infidelity. "It's not just that we change the sound of our voice, but that others can easily [...]

American Men Threatened By Sexual Infidelity

American Men Threatened By Sexual Infidelity

A poll of nearly 64,000 Americans showed that heterosexual men were more likely than heterosexual women to be most upset by sexual infidelity (54 percent of men vs. 35 percent of women) and less likely than heterosexual women to be most upset by emotional infidelity (46 percent of men vs. 65 percent of women). Participants imagined what would [...]

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