As many of you are no doubt aware, Ben Affleck got a lot of flack after his infamous 2013 Oscar acceptance speech, in which he thanked his (then) wife Jennifer Garner for the “work” that they put into their relationship. This comment prompted an intense backlash, which has … [Read more...] about Ben Affleck Was Right: Relationships Are Hard Work. And That’s OK.
As we’ve previously written, people tend to pair up romantically with partners who are about as attractive as they are. So the most attractive people pair up with each other, followed by the next most attractive people pairing up, etc., all the way down the attractiveness scale. … [Read more...] about Who’s Hot, Who’s Not? Time Will Tell
We're a bit behind on our podcast listening and there are three new episodes of The Psychology of Attractiveness podcast by Robert Burriss available for your listening pleasure: Male rivalry: sex, money, and morality. We find out how our rational minds go all screwy … [Read more...] about Catching Up with The Psychology of Attractiveness Podcast
In the age of online dating, science-based information about the ins and outs of dating services is both timely and important. One digital dating app has seen tremendous rises in popularity since its release - we're speaking of course about Tinder. Tinder is a bare bones … [Read more...] about The Scientific Merits of Tinder: Swipe Left or Right?
In this symposium at the 2015 SPSP meeting, four researchers (including Tim Loving and Fred Clavel, who are SofR regulars) presented their work on how romantic relationships are affected by the social networks around them. Lisa Diamond led things off with a discussion of how … [Read more...] about It’s Not Just About You and Me: How Social Networks Impact Relationships