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Romantic Relationships

Ramadan Reflection Day 14: Marriage, Dating And Cultivating Healthy Relationships

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.02.2012 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Healthy relationships are key to healthy living and healthy communities. If I don't know how to interact with the opposite gender, I'm already starting out on a shaky first step.

The Atlantic: Are Romantic Relationships Ever Really Mutual?

The Atlantic | Stephanie Fairyington | Posted 02.18.2012 | Gay Voices

On one very ironic Valentine's Day in 1971, my father married my mother, knowing she was in love with another. Growing up, I watched him long for her,...

Happily Ever After? How Marital Status Affects Health And Happiness

Bella DePaulo | Posted 03.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

A just-published study begs us to reconsider our stereotypes of the poor, pathetic, miserable and lonely single people.

Some Great Love Is Making Its Way to You

Logan Lynn | Posted 03.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Logan Lynn

I may have experienced what others for centuries have been referring to as "love at first sight" that day in the patisserie. I'm pretty sure I don't believe in that, but it was like the minute I laid eyes on this man, I just knew he was going to change my life forever -- and he has.

The Magic Spell of a Pretty Face

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Sam Sommers

We love to look at good-looking people. Hardly an earth-shattering conclusion, I know. But it's a well-documented one: Attractive people grab our attention.

Whine, Women, and Woe

Ken Solin | Posted 02.14.2012 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Most men understand the shift in the balance of sexual power and aren't threatened by it. But there are a fair amount of men who do resent empowered women, and their attitudes -- are made publicly and frequently.

What Is The Best Way To End A Date? (Also Some Slighty Big News)

Single-ish, Glamour | Posted 12.01.2011 | Women

One of the problems with dating someone regularly is it can be difficult to tell when the date ends. It's much easier to tell when it starts: "Hello."...

Why Limit Romance To Your Partner

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 10.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

Rather than place all of my romantic needs and desires onto one partner, I've learned to recognize romantic sparks in my friendships, my work, my physical activities and more.

Why You're Not Married

Tracy McMillan | Posted 08.21.2013 | Style
Tracy McMillan

If you're having sex outside committed relationships, you will have to stop. Why? Because past a certain age, casual sex is like recreational heroin -- it doesn't stay recreational for long.

Latest Survey of Singles: This Is How Stereotypes Are Perpetuated

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Bella DePaulo

Have you heard about the latest survey of single people? It is based on a nationally-representative sample of more than 5,000 Americans, ages 21 to 65...

Trying for a 10 on the Love Relationship Scale

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Don't you feel happy when a friend of yours finds true love? I don't. I find it irritating.

Stop Me Before I Share Again!

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

I opened up -- and she shut me down. After the third girlfriend in a row gave me the identical critique of how I could improve my boyfriend skills,...

The Psychology of Falling in Love

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

What self-efficiency means is that we get into a relationship not because of neediness or fear of loneliness. It is more of a sense of finding more joy rather than filling up some empty hole.

Fearless in Life and Love

Elizabeth Blackney | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Blackney

There was little comfort in being a Gold Star Wife. My little girl needed me. And I needed to convince myself that I could be mother, father, big sister and protector of her future.

Powerful Women in Love: Eroding Cynicism: Love Isn't Just in Fairytales

Desiree Peterkin Bell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Desiree Peterkin Bell

Today, I challenge the notion that powerful, ambitious women can't discover happiness with a partner. I believe they are out there.

Powerful Women in Love: Modern Male Brains and the Young, Powerful Women Who Love Them

Louann Brizendine, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Louann Brizendine, M.D.

I've invited some of the young women who are leading the next generation to share their stories and definitions of what a contemporary woman can and should expect from her partner.

Are You Single at Heart?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

To be single at heart, I think, means that you see yourself as single. Your life may or may not include the occasional romantic relationship, but you don't aspire to live as part of a couple for the long term.

'Relationship' Is a Very Big Word

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

There's something troubling about the use of the word "relationship" that excludes all relationships but romantic ones. All other adult relationships aren't just excluded in the wording; they're absent from the studies.

Love Wins -- Releasing Romantic Illusions

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gabrielle Bernstein

For the majority of my life, navigating romantic relationships was like trying to reverse the Titanic. My past romances were filled with tons of mini-dramas and fearful illusions.

New York Times Reporter Thinks Single Women Fear Intimacy; I'm Afraid He's Wrong

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

New York Times reporter John Tierney recently described a study that supposedly showed that "single women are particularly drawn to other people's partners." But his interpretation is not supported by relevant data.