Science Fiction and Fantasy Readers Make Good Romantic Partners
New research suggests they have more mature ideas about how real-world relationships work.
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Why Your Friends Won’t Dump Their Awful Significant Others
Forget how friends, family, and others feel. People even tend to view their partners more favorably than their partners view themselves.
When a Romance Is Threatened, People Rebound With God
And when they feel God might reject them, they buddy up to their partner.
The Feminization of Love and Masculinization of Sex
Do men pretend like they're not into Valentine's Day—or any other love-related things—because of the way society pressures them to avoid "girly" things in our culture?
Romance Readers Are Unusually Good at Sensing What Others Are Feeling
New research finds people who read romantic fiction are good at picking up subtle facial clues revealing a person’s emotional state.
Romantic Comedies Hazard to Kids' Emotional Health?
A new analysis suggests adolescents get a distorted view of romantic relationships from viewing Hollywood movies, one that may give them unrealistic expectations for their own love lives.