Friday April 25th 2014

‘Relationships Research’ Archives

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 [...]

A Beautiful Stranger Can Cause A Man To Have a Heart Attack Study Says

A Beautiful Stranger Can Cause A Man To Have a Heart Attack 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 [...]

The Emotional Impact Of Being Unfriended On Facebook

The Emotional Impact Of Being Unfriended On Facebook

A study looking at the emotional impact of being unfriended on Facebook found a range of emotions connected to unfriending, from being bothered to being amused. "The strongest predictor is how close you were at the peak of your friendship when the unfriending happened," said Christopher Sibona, a doctoral student in the Computer Science and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

So… Who Is Thinking About Sex, Now?

So… Who Is Thinking About Sex, Now?

And all this time you thought there is something wrong with you. It turns out the "experts" don't even have this sex thing all figured out. A new study says our comfort with sexuality is the best predictor of how frequetnly we think about sex. "If you had to know one thing about a person to best predict how often they would be thinking [...]

Interested Or Deceptively Flirting?

Interested Or Deceptively Flirting?

When it comes to assessing the romantic playing field -- who might be interested in whom -- men and women were shown to be equally good at gauging men's interest during an Indiana University study involving speed dating -- and equally bad at judging women's interest. Researchers expected women to have a leg up in judging romantic interest, [...]

Men Reveal What Makes A Woman Less Than Ideal

Men Reveal What Makes A Woman Less Than Ideal

According to a survey published in the Mirror, blokes who reckon their partners are ideal are just 67%. The study publisjed November 23, 2012, listed a bad temper and an obsession for cleanliness as some of the major characteristics that make most women less than "ideal".  A dislike of sport, overreacting, criticising driving and an [...]

Manhood-Restoring Tactics: Why Men Get Aggressive

Manhood-Restoring Tactics: Why Men Get Aggressive

In a new article published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, psychologists Jennifer K. Bosson and Joseph A. Vandello of the University of South Florida concluded that aggression is a "manhood-restoring tactic." "Gender is social," says, Bosson. "Men know this. They are [...]

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 [...]

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