As a diligent reader of Science of Relationships, you’ve read our past articles on how wearing the color red is more than just a fashion choice. For example, you know that men find women more attractive in red because red is seen as an indication of more sexual receptivity. Women … [Read more...] about Sexy in Red? Not So Fast!
Ever get a gift that was so perfect for you that you actually already had the gifted item? Or maybe you received a gift that was so awful that you wondered if the giver knew you at all. (Sure, it’s the thought that counts, but what were they thinking?!) These are the times when … [Read more...] about Regifting: A Gift-Giver’s Hidden Shame
If you missed the first post in this series about family secrets, Got a Secret, Can You Keep It?, check it out here. People often claim, “My partner knows me inside and out.” Sure, in our close relationships, we’d like to think we know the person with whom we share our bed, … [Read more...] about Two Can Keep a Secret (If One of Them Is Dead)
Whether your teenage brother is a petty burglar or you seduced your sister’s fiancé, we all have family secrets. The characters on ABC Family’s mystery-thriller television series, Pretty Little Liars, know this all too well. They struggle to live normal lives despite being … [Read more...] about Got a Secret, Can You Keep It?
To determine how partners’ relative body weights affect their relationships, researchers collected data from couples of varying girth profiles (e.g., both healthy weight, both overweight, or mismatched weights). Couples responded about their daily conflict and the … [Read more...] about Battle of the Bulge: When Your Partner Is Fatter or Thinner Than You Are