Thursday January 29th 2015

‘Relationships Research’ Archives

Just Friends Or One-Way Romantic Attraction?

Just Friends Or One-Way Romantic Attraction?

When one friend admits they are "into" the other, but the other is not "into" them like that, things can get really weird. But they don't have to, says Heidi Reeder, associate professor of communication at Boise State University. Reeder's research team did a study on why some friendships end and others don't after one friend tells the other [...]

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 [...]

Rebound Sex Or Revenge Sex?

Rebound Sex Or Revenge Sex?

While having sex to cope with a break-up, get over an ex, or get back at an ex is popular advice given to dumpees, researchers at the University of Missouri point out that it's not always beneficial. Using a longitudinal study, researchers over the course of eight months interviewed 170 college students who had gone through a recent breakup. [...]

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 [...]

A Kiss Can Help You Find the Right Partner, Study Says

A Kiss Can Help You Find the Right Partner, Study Says

In my article Casanova or Caveman - What His Kissing Style Says, I listed 8 things you can tell about a man just by how he kisses. The list was based on some chats I have had with friends and from personal experience. As it so happens, I wasn't alone interested in kissing as an indicator of  potential partners selection. A  study by Oxford [...]

It’s Your Body That Is The Giveaway

It’s Your Body That Is The Giveaway

It's not facial expression that gives away what you're thinking, it's your body, says a new research. Yes, your body is talking -- and saying things about you that you may not want others to know! "Much like speakers blaring at maximum volume, the quality of the facial signal becomes degraded and noisy," says Dr Aviezer. In the study, [...]

Link Between Genes, Emotion And Marital Satisfaction

Link Between Genes, Emotion And Marital Satisfaction

Oct. 7, 2013 — Researchers at UC Berkeley and Northwestern University have found a major clue in our DNA. A gene involved in the regulation of serotonin can predict how much our emotions affect our relationships, according to a new study that may be the first to link genetics, emotions, and marital satisfaction. The study was conducted at UC [...]

Strong Indicator Of Romantic Relationship Satisfaction

Strong Indicator Of Romantic Relationship Satisfaction

In my article “How To Get Close To Someone You Love”, I wrote about how you can get closer to the person you love by spending time and effort inspiring and helping each other achieve a "you," an "I," and a "we."  A study by UC Berkeley researchers found that the use of “we” language is a natural outgrowth of a sense of partnership, of [...]

Are Men Funnier Than Women?

Are Men Funnier Than Women?

We've all heard that men are generally funnier than women, but is there some substance behind the stereotype i.e. are men actually funnier than women or are they simply perceived as such? In their work that appears online in Psychonomic Bulletin & Review,  Laura Mickes and her team, from the University of California, and Robert Mankoff [...]

Beautiful Strangers Cause Heart Attacks Study Says

Beautiful Strangers  Cause Heart Attacks Study Says

A beautiful stranger can send a man’s stress hormones soaring so much so that the stress may be bad for the heart –especially if he thinks he’s not in the same league. That’s the conclusion of a new study which was conducted by experts at the University of Valencia in Spain. According to boffins, the anxiety level of men who might [...]

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