1. 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

     

  2. 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.

     

  3. 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

     

  4. So why does an equal marriage mean less sex? John Aziz explores this strange correlation.

     


  5. "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)

     


  6. Impressing people can be great but it can also devolve into status jockeying, one-upmanship, and envy. People love to talk about themselves and there are a dearth of good listeners. Let the other person talk. It gives their brain as much pleasure as food or money.
     

  7. 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

     

  8. "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

     

  9. 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

     


  10. It’s almost an overworn joke to notice how many white guys tell you that (sorry!) they aren’t into black women, or how many gay guys will include “No Asians” in their profiles. (I think I’ve read like 18 Huffington Post pieces alone about that last anecdote.) This is real racism, blatant and banal, casual and even comfortable. For those who say that “people have their preferences,” I would simply ask them whether it’s worth broadcasting them simply to prevent the appearance of a picture of a black woman or an Asian man in your inbox.
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    Marc Ambinder

    The last racial taboo: Sex

     

  11. She might be trying to tell you something.

    How to buy an engagement ring - a man’s guide

     


  12. I thought, this is a really logical thing. This should exist. People with mental illness tend to band together. It’s kind of an unsympathetic world.
    — 

    James Leftwich on why he created No Longer Lonely, a dating website exclusively for singles with mental illness.

    The matchmaker for the mentally ill

     

  13. Is wedding night sex passe?

    A new survey suggests you might want to work in a quickie before the ceremony…just in case