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Kansas State University, K-State, Dating, Young Couples, Relationships, Psychology, Conversation

In the Zone: With Conversations, Research Finds Young Couples Experience Less Relationship Stress, Higher Satisfaction

Young adults who easily engage in rewarding conversations with their partners are less likely to hold onto anger and stress and more likely to be satisfied with the relationship, according to research from Kansas State University. Researchers are also looking at factors that relate to positive dating relationships or problematic relationships.

Science

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Geriatics, Gerontology, Basic And Translational Reserarch, Research, Sexual Behavior, Sexual Attraction, Aging, Fruit Flies, Pheromones

Fruit Fly Turn-On: A Sexy, Youthful Smell May Make Up for Advancing Age

Beauty is more than skin deep, at least for fruit flies studied in new research that demonstrates how age-related changes in pheromone production can reduce sexual attractiveness.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Cohabitation, Family Chaos, Romantic Relationships

Some Formerly Cohabiting Couples With Children Keep Romantic Relationship

When low-income cohabiting couples with children decide to no longer live together, that doesn’t necessarily mean the end of their romantic relationship, a new study suggests.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Marriage, Social And Behavioral Sciences, Diversity, education diversity

College Reduces Odds for Marriage Among Disadvantaged

For those with few social advantages, college is a prime pathway to financial stability, but it also unexpectedly lowers their odds of ever marrying, according to a study by Cornell University sociologist Kelly Musick being published in the February issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Valentine's Day, Valentines, Marriage, Divorce, Relationships, Cohabitation, Couples, Happiness, Social And Behavioral Sciences

Cohabitating Valentines Are Happier Than Wedded Couples

When it comes to the well-being of married versus cohabitating Valentines, wedded couples experience few advantages in psychological well-being and social ties, according to a new study at Cornell University.

Medicine

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Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Disease, Stroke, Sex, Sexual Activity, Heart Attack

Sex No More Strenuous than Golf

For most heart and stroke patients, it's probably safe to have sex. "For a patient who has sex with a familiar partner in a familiar setting, sexual activity generally is safe and no more strenuous than golf," a Loyola University Health System cardiologist said.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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gaydar, Sexual Orientation, facial symmetry, Evolution, Facial Appearance, Research

Facial Symmetry May Play a Role in "Gaydar"

Researchers at Albright College in Reading, Pa examined how perceptions of a person’s sexual orientation are influenced by facial symmetry and proportions. Self-identified heterosexuals had facial features that were slightly more symmetrical than homosexuals. And the more likely raters perceived someone as heterosexual, the more symmetrical that person’s features were.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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post-coital, Sleep, Sex, cuddling, Evolution, reproductive strategies, Bonding

Sleep vs. Cuddling: Study Looks at What Happens After Sex

According to a recent study by evolutionary psychologists at the University of Michigan and Albright College in Pennsylvania, the tendency to fall asleep first after sex is associated with greater partner desire for bonding and affection.

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Arts and Humanities

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"Two Plus Two", Marriage, Friendship, Relationship, Partners, Geoffrey Greif, Kathleen Holtz Deal, Couples

Couples' Friendships Make for Happier Marriages, Relationships

A new book, "Two Plus Two: Couples and Their Couple Friendships," presents findings based on more than 400 interviews in which couples share experiences over the lifespan that readers can emulate to improve their own marriages.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Online Dating, Information Science, Group Informatics, Relationships, Drexel iSchool

Looking For Love: Drexel Researchers Put Online Dating to the Test

Today, one-in-five Americans finds his or her spouse via online dating websites, but according to Drexel researchers, marriage isn’t the only measure of success among people looking for love in cyberspace.







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