If you and your spouse are alike, it's because you married a like-minded person, study shows.
Despite what most people believe, married couples don't become more alike over time, according to researchers at Michigan State University. Instead, people tend to choose spouses who have similar personalities and character traits, the study suggested.
Suspicious your partner is cheating? A new study says you can peg a cheater based on his voice.
For many of us, infidelity is what makes us weary of committed relationships. Whether it's our own past experiences or a discouraging divorce rate, being cheated on is not something we want to go through. But now there's a study that reveals the way to peg a cheater and it’s simply listen to their voice.
More members of the Millennial Generation want to be moms and dads than spouses.
The kids of the Millennial Generation are far more keen on the titles of Mom and Dad than Husband and Wife. According to a new study conducted by the Pew Research Center, 52 percent of Millennials cited being a good parent as "one of the most important things in life." Only 30 percent thought the same about having a successful marriage—a glaring 22 percent gap among the 18-to-29-year-old set.
Men in committed relationships subconsciously deny the attractiveness of young, fertile women.
Despite what many women may believe, men work really hard at "relationship maintenance." Even on a subconscious level. "It seems the men were truly trying to ward off any temptation they felt toward the ovulating woman," Dr. Jon Maner told the New York Times. "They were trying to convince themselves that she was undesirable. I suspect some men really came to believe what they said. Others might still have felt the undercurrent of their forbidden desire, but I bet just voicing their lack of attraction helped them suppress it."
How we attach as babies affects how quickly we let go of lovers' quarrels.
There are countless studies out there on couples' fighting styles, but new research is finally focusing in on how pairs recover from arguments. As it turns out, how well you patch things up in your current romantic relationship has to do with the quality of attachment in your very first relationship—the one you had with your caregiver as an infant.
A new study suggests that half of adult men may be infected with HPV.
Well, this isn't good news. A study released in the Lancet by Moffitt Cancer Center indicates that half of men aged 18 to 70 in Mexico, Brazil and the U.S. may be affected by the human papillomavirus (HPV), known as the leading cause of cervical cancer. Until now, most of the attention given to HPV has focused on how the disease endangers women. What most people may not know is that in addition to causing cervical cancer and genital warts in women, HPV can cause cancer of the head, neck, mouth, the tongue, tonsils, genitals and anus in both sexes.
Ogling may lower test scores, while eye contact may make people uncomfortable.
Does getting checked out give you self-esteem? Does unnerving eye contact inspire you to standardized test greatness? Per a study, giving a woman an "objectifying" glance lessens her ability to perform well on a test. An ogled woman doesn't score as well as a women with whom strict eye contact was kept.
Amazon reveals America's most romantic cities based on sales of rom-coms, Barry White albums, etc.
Although Paris may traditionally be considered the City of Love, America has a romance capital, too: Alexandria, Virginia. Don't believe us? It's true! Amazon.com recently released its list of the Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in the United States, and Alexandria took the top spot for the second year in a row. Apparently the city has the magical key for keeping the love alive. To come up with the list, Amazon compiled sales stats in four categories on a per capita basis: romance novels and relationship books, romantic comedy movies, sexual-wellness products and Barry White albums (nice). Alexandria came out on top, followed by Knoxville, Tennessee in second and Orlando, Florida in third.
A study shows couples with similar language styles stay together longer.
Whether you're a word nerd or a grammarian's nightmare, a new study published in Psychological Science says that people with similar language styles stay in a relationship longer than those whose styles are dissimilar.
A new study shows that dysfunction in early relationships can lead to depression later on.
For many young people, high school love is full of firsts. You can probably think of a few yourself--first relationship, first kiss, first heartbreak or even the first time. However, we're betting you would have never guessed this first would ever be added to the list. Researchers at the University of Maine performed a psychological study which brought to light a new first for kids in love, and it has nothing to do with magical moments. They found that early relationships can often reveal the first signs of depression.