Imagine you and your romantic partner are purchasing a new car together. You both prioritize safety and fuel efficiency, and you’ve identified 3 cars that you mutually like. The first car is extremely fuel-efficient. The second has superior safety ratings. And the third car is in … [Read more...] about Too Macho for the Middle? Why Guys Don’t Compromise
Just as every superhero has a hardworking, lesser-known sidekick, behind our biggest successes is often someone who listened to us, encouraged us, and cared about us. In fact, our relationships with others can have a big but sometimes imperceptible impact on our ability to … [Read more...] about A Sidekick for Self-Actualization: How Our Partners Make Us Great
While the Disney animated film “Frozen” is most famous for its lovable characters and award-winning song “Let it Go”, this kids’ movie can teach us a thing or two about attachment styles in close relationships and the important interplay between partners’ preferences for intimacy … [Read more...] about Anxious-Avoidant Duos: Walking on Thin Ice in Relationships and Physical Health
Last August, exactly two years after my partner and I met, we got engaged. But unlike most soon-to-be newlyweds, we have not yet lived together. In fact, we will be engaged for almost a year before moving into our own place. A few of my friends were surprised that my fiancé … [Read more...] about Sharing A Room Before Sharing Vows? What You Should Know Before Cohabiting
Feeling cold increases people’s liking and willingness to pay for romance movies but not other movie genres (i.e., action, comedy, thriller). Researchers thought this was because physical coldness activates a need for psychological warmth, a feeling often associated with romance … [Read more...] about Feeling Cold? How About a Romance Movie?