New research has provided more evidence that relationships affect health (read our previous posts on this subject here).1 The researchers examined data from four large-scale studies that collectively followed thousands of Americans over time. One of the studies followed … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Relationships Affect Your Health
Sue and Dan are in a relationship. Their friend, Matt, is romantically interested in Sue. If Matt tries to “steal” Sue away from Dan, then he is doing what researchers call “mate poaching.” To try to poach Sue, Matt might do things like insult Dan, try to compete with Dan, tell … [Read more...] about If At First You Don’t Succeed: A Strategy for Effectively Stealing a Romantic Partner
Imagine that you have a personal goal, such as exercising regularly. Now, imagine you also have a romantic partner. That partner can either help (e.g. by encouraging you to join them in exercising) or hinder (e.g., by encouraging you to stay home and binge watch your favorite TV … [Read more...] about How Breaking Up Helps and Hurts You Achieve Personal Goals
As part of our exclusive survey on engagements and weddings in the 21st century, we asked participants about the type of location and venue they’d like to be married (i.e., their ideal) and where they were (actually) married. The results from this portion of the survey are … [Read more...] about Where’s The Wedding?
Read more about this survey here, and see our infographic on wedding locations here. Dr. Lisa Hoplock - Science of Relationships articles | Website/CV Lisa's research examines how personality traits like self-esteem and attachment influence interpersonal processes in … [Read more...] about Ideal and Actual Marriage Proposals: We Asked, You Answered