Friday September 4th 2015

‘Relationships Research’ Archives

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 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 [...]

Depressed Ex and How Your Response Helps Or Hurts

Depressed Ex and How Your Response Helps Or Hurts

Dealing with a depressed husband or boyfriend can be difficult, especially when his depression is creating all sorts of problems in your relationship. Sometimes knowing how your response helps or worsens the situation can be the difference between whether or not your relationship will weather the difficut times. "Trading places" is the most [...]

Expressing Anger Can Help a Relationship Long-Term

Expressing Anger Can Help a Relationship Long-Term

According to new research that looks at the costs of forgiveness. Sometimes expressing anger might be necessary to resolve a relationship problem -- with the short-term discomfort of an angry but honest conversation benefiting the health of the relationship in the long-term. The research is part of a larger effort to better understand the contexts [...]

What It Means to Be Committed to a Relationship

What It Means to Be Committed to a Relationship

"When people say, 'I'm committed to my relationship,' they can mean two things," said study co-author Benjamin Karney, a professor of psychology and co-director of the Relationship Institute at UCLA. "One thing they can mean is, 'I really like this relationship and want it to continue.' However, commitment is more than just that." A deeper [...]

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 [...]

Women Want Sex Men Want Cuddling

Women Want Sex Men Want Cuddling

Just when we thought we had the sexual preferences of male and female all figured out and tacked away in little neat stereotypes, someone comes up and messes it all up. It begs the question, "what do we really know?" Read the latest study from the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior (July 2011) [...]

How To Tell How Many Orgasms A Woman Has Had

How To Tell How Many Orgasms A Woman Has Had

Have you heard about this one? LOL. People actually get paid to do studies like this! According to a recent study, simply walking across the road could be enough to give away a woman's sexual prowess. Belgian scientists believe they've found the key to guessing how many orgasms a woman has had - and apparently it's all in her gait. The [...]

Why Men Overestimate Women’s Interest

Why Men Overestimate Women’s Interest

The more attracted you are, the more likely you are to be wrong about a man or woman's interest, says a new study that will appear in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal published by the Association for Psychological Science. The study involved 96 male 103 female undergraduates, who were put through a "speed-meeting" exercise [...]

Unhappy Romantic Relationships Linked To Income

Unhappy Romantic Relationships Linked To Income

Macho men whose partners earn more than they do have worse romantic relationships, in part because the difference in income is a strain for them, according to a new study by Patrick Coughlin and Jay Wade from Fordham University in the US. Conversely, men who are not so traditional in their masculinity do not place as much importance on the [...]

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