The Science of Love

Study Finds Men Send Wrong Message With Flashy Sports Cars (August 6, 2011): A new study has found men who buy a flashy sports car might be more likely to get a date.

Study Finds Romantic Comedies Can Take Fun Out of Real Relationships (December 27, 2008): The BBC reports that a study has found that watching romantic comedies can give viewers unrealistic expectations for real life relationships.

Study Finds Women Find Smart Men More Appealing (October 5, 2008): A new scientific study has found that women find smart and creative men more appealing.

Contraceptive Pill May Influence Women's Partner Choice (September 15, 2008): A new scientific study from the University of Liverpool found that the contraceptive pill may "disrupt women's natural ability to choose a partner genetically dissimilar to themselves.

Commitment Phobia a Genetic Flaw? (September 2, 2008): The BBC has a news report about a study that links a gene to reluctance to marry.

Dating Site Thinks Love is in Our Genes (July 22, 2008): Is love in our genes? A least one dating company think so.

Italian Scientists Claim They Found G Spot Using Ultrasound (March 7, 2008): The BBC reports that Italian scientists believe they can locate a woman's G spot using ultrasound.

Love is in the Ventral Tegmental Area (February 14, 2008): The WSJ's Sam Schechner reports (in the video below) on a study looking at the brains of people who have just fallen in compared to people who claim to have stayed madly in love for over a decade.

Study Finds May-December Romances Extends Human Lifespan (October 3, 2007): A study from PLoS ONE that suggests May-December romances may be boosting the life span of humans.

Study Finds Out Why People Have Sex (July 31, 2007): Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have discovered that these are the four main factors why people want to have sex.

Study: 4% of U.S. Adults Have Never Had Sex (June 23, 2007): A new CDC study of drug use and sexual behaviors has found that 4% of U.

Mate Choice Copying (May 14, 2007): If you are a women a new study suggests that your friends opinions can have a big influence on your love life.
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