We all know that love isn't always simple. But what we don't know is that many scientific ideas are playing in to attraction, many of which we are unaware of. "We are in love with the idea of a romantic love, and that ideal leads us astray and into a lot of problems," says Andrew Trees, Ph.D., author of Decoding Love. Learning a little about the science of attraction just may help you play the dating game.
It seems pretty appropriate that most people think summer is the steamiest month and sexy time cools down in the winter, doesn't it? According to MSNBC, the Associated Press conducted a poll of over 1,000 randomly selected adults to gather statistics on how weather affects our romantic lives. The numbers were taken in late January when snowstorms crashed through the Northeast—and it turns out most people weren't feeling the love during the winter chill. Just eight percent of those polled picked winter as the sexiest month, whereas summer was the most selected at 44 percent.
Would you rely on "heart-synching" to find your soul mate? Ramesh Rao, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, seems to think you should. Rao is the leading researcher in heart-synching and finds it to be an accurate measure of how much two people are connecting on a physical and emotional level.
Here's where I find the majority of my offline dates. Feel free to add your secret IRL dude snagging tips in the comments and I will feel free to try them.
It's February, and unless you're lucky enough to live in a temperate climate, you're sick of trudging through ice, slush, sleet, rain, and snow. Winter seems neverending, and while cuddling up on the couch with Netflix and your man seemed sweet in November, the novelty has worn off. What do you do now?
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Blaming yourself for your last painful breakup? Don't. It might be your birth order's fault. A new book from psychologist Linda Blair, Birth Order: What Your Position In The Family Really Tells You About Your Character, says that many relationships fail or succeed based on what order both mates were born.
Being in a relationship means openly sharing a part of yourself with another person. There's a fine line between intimacy and privacy, so the question is, do you and your partner know where to draw the line? AOL Love and Sex Coaches Dr. Bethany Marshall and Elina Furman weigh in on bathroom etiquette, sorting laundry, masturbation and more. Some couples share everything, including bathroom activity, but what's best for a relationship?
Speed dating is a strange concept--no question there. Meeting strangers for three-minute increments, trying to decipher chemistry and compatibility before the bell rings, and then starting the get-to-know-you conversation all over again... Strange as it may be, it can be a lot of fun and, judging by its staying power, it's a decent way to meet someone. Before you give speed dating a try, check out some dos and don'ts from YourTango's Experts.
These days, those of us working at an office are there so much, it's likely we'll develop a crush on a coworker. While falling in love feels great, concealing your relationship or wrestling with guilt can put a damper on the process. If you're trying to decide whether go for it or shut it down, look no further than career intelligence website Vault.com's office romance survey, which may reflect the types of things coworkers are saying behind your back. Here's what you need to know before making your decision: