1. The science of sex: 4 harsh truths about dating and mating

    Look away if you want to stay a naive romantic



  3. Turkish dating game show contestant reveals murders of wife, lover — promises it won’t happen again

    The contestant, 62-year old Sefer Calinak, was then asked to leave the show, even though he promised that he would not kill for a third time.


  4. What do you think the opposite sex finds attractive in you? If you’re a guy, do you think that women prefer bulging muscles and washboard abs? Or, if you’re a woman, maybe you think men prefer skinny girls, like the ones we see on the catwalk? If so, you’re likely mistaken.

    Your assumptions about what the opposite sex finds attractive are probably wrong


  5. Last month, Wired did a study of dating profiles with the help of OkCupid and Match.com in order to assemble some tips on writing the perfect profile. Here are 7 things they discovered from crunching the numbers on the words people use in their dating profiles

    Spoiler: writing “whom” is hot, “God” not so much.


  6. In the world of online dating, it’s hard to convince your prospective significant other that you’re not a creep if your profile picture is a selfie taken in your ill-lit bathroom. 

    How to take the perfect profile picture for online dating, according to science


  7. "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." — Maya Angelou

    The 5 secrets to a great relationship (according to research)


  8. Facebook has a lot of data about its users, and it also has a data science division dedicated to transforming all that data into interesting information. They recently publicized a series of studies around the topic of love. While many of the results match up well with our expectations (e.g., people tend to marry within their religion), not all of them were so obvious

    4 surprising things Facebook has learned from your relationship status


  9. "On the one hand, here was this man I loved — who showed me that he was reliable, lovable, and earnest. But then there was the illogical, consuming belief that you shouldn’t let men get close to you because they couldn’t be trusted in general, and especially when it came to money. Since I wanted love and logic to prevail, I started to ask him more targeted questions to help drown out my doubt.”

    Kara Stevens, in I refused to marry my husband — until he was debt-free


  10. If our value comes from having that special other person, then what about the people who don’t have a date on Valentine’s Day? Is it totally unacceptable to live a fulfilling life alone?

    Here’s the truth: You don’t need someone else in your life for you to become the person you’re supposed to be. You must first become that self-realized person, and then you will find that special him or her.

    And if you do marry, forget about all that love at first sight nonsense. Find someone you’d be willing to go into battle with — or, at least, go into business with. That’s not romantic, but it’s wise. Because — no matter what pop songs or rom-coms tell you — raising kids, paying a mortgage…all the stuff you do in life, is more like a business partnership than a date. It really is.


  11. American cultural norms steer us toward monogamy — a faithful, one-on-one, forsaking-all-others, ‘til-death-do-us-part definition of love and intimacy that usually involves marriage. For a lot of us, this works. For others, it doesn’t. There’s not a community in the country that hasn’t experienced the scandal of extracurricular romance.

    All this begs the question: Is there a functional alternative for those who are not by nature monogamous? One that doesn’t involve secrets, dissemblance, and emotional betrayal?


  12. A new generation of adult toys take cyber sex to a whole new level. These devices — called teledildonics — are manipulatable by the actions of a far-away internet partner.

    Sex toys get social


  13. Depending on whom you ask, anywhere from 17 to 35 percent of marriages entered into in the U.S. each year are formed between couples who met online. That’s a lot of people getting hitched thanks to the internet.

    Thinking about joining these ranks and seeking companionship through a screen? Maximize your chances of making a love connection by heeding these 5 tips.