From a glance at the statistics, it’s clear that millennials are commitment-phobes compared with their parents and grandparents
In case you didn't already know this, your brain on love is crazy
If seeing the one you love makes your heart skip a beat, should you see a cardiologist?
The popular idea that women should try to conform or be submissive around men is outdated
Oxytocin, known as the “love hormone,” has a dark side—and it looks like alcohol intoxication
Being nice, paying attention and praising a partner’s strengths all pay off in a long-term relationship
Check your assumptions, be curious, suspend judgment and know when you’ve had enough
The same technological advances that shrank telephones miniaturized heart monitors, with far-reaching implications for heart health.
Google “sea urchin fertilization” and you’ll find dozens of animations and videos of lone sea urchin sperm finding its way home to an egg
It’s no secret: creativity is sexy. People all over the world rank creativity as a highly desirable quality in a partner, and people who are creative across a variety of fields report more sexual partners (similar results have been found in specific fields such as visual art, music, and humor)...
We're asking for your help again this year to find out more about the challenge that couples face when they both seek good jobs in the same city
Scientists believe that idealizing one's partner can work as a self-fulfilling prophecy, where illusion eventually becomes reality. That is to say, people can help to create the partners they wish they had, by exaggerating their virtues and minimizing their faults in their own minds...
How online dating sites and apps hone their software based on user behavior—and misbehavior—to find your true romance
Ask me about my childhood dog Brandy, and I hope you have at least an hour to spare. The story of how she came into my life (told here) is entertaining enough (and to hold your attention, I would play up the parts about the mother-daughter conflict that preceded visiting the shelter, as well as [...]..
In honor of Valentines Day, Id like to take a quick look at one of the most fundamental human emotions hate. Wait, that doesnt seem right.
February is the most anxious month. Every year at this time, I agonize over the Valentine’s Day Dilemma. What should I do to show my girlfriend, “Emily,” how much I love her?...
The World of Dog revolves around humans. If youre a companion dog, who you socialize with, when you frolic in the park, and whether or not you procreate are often determined by someone with two legs...
“What does woman want?” Freud once whined. Turns out quite a few women want fantasy sex with T. rex, Sasquatch or a boar-headed god.
Will "Love Will Keep Us Together" or is it true that "Love Is a Battlefield"? Whereas the topic of romance has provided limitless inspiration for artists, writers and musicians, scientists are just as fascinated by affairs of the heart, though they seldom sing about it...
I have been called a little owl, a swan and even a "panda-fish." No, I'm not a supernatural, shape-shifting creature or a character in a children's storybook.
Many of you have likely noticed that I have been on an extended hiatus from blogging due to an especially crazy 2014, filled with lots of big events and life changes that have kept me exceptionally busy...
A survey reveals many American couples are still "intensely in love" even after a decade together--and hints at the reasons why
How do we fool thee? Let us count the ways--that illusions play with our hearts and minds
A 10-second makeout session can also transfer some 80 million oral bacteria. Dina Fine Maron reports
Cupid's arrows, laced with neurotransmitters, find their marks
Our love affair with chocolate is nothing new, but in recent years scientists have tried to uncover the source of our cocoa cravings. Scientific American editor Dina Fine Maron digs through the available evidence, looking for a morsel of truth...