Do your genes make you feel insecure in love?

There may be a connection between genes involved in the opioid system and feelings of insecurity in romantic relationships, researchers find.

Katherine Gombay-McGill • futurity
July 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: evolution genes pain emotions relationships featured social-lives health-and-medicine love

Love between parents has long-term benefits for kids

Children stay in school longer and get married later when their parents love each other, according to research with couples from Nepal.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
Feb. 14, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: parents emotions families relationships marriage nepal featured society-and-culture love

To cut your dementia risk, grow old with an optimist?

An optimistic partner may stave off the risk factors leading to Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and cognitive decline as you grow old together.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Feb. 11, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cognition aging optimism personality relationships couples featured health-and-medicine love

It may not take much love to boost your well-being

There's a connection between brief feelings of non-romantic love and better psychological well-being, researchers say.

Matt Swayne-Penn State • futurity
Nov. 25, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: emotions featured social-lives health-and-medicine love well-being

Most straight couples now meet online

"When it comes to single people looking for romantic partners, the online dating technology is only a good thing, in my view."

Alex Shashkevich-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 22, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: internet relationships algorithms mobile-devices featured society-and-culture love trends

Fights give way to humor in long marriages

As couples age, they show more humor and tenderness towards one another, researchers say.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley • futurity
March 4, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: aging seniors emotions relationships marriage featured social-lives health-and-medicine love

Falling in love boosts women’s immune genes

Women who are newly in love may have more active genes related to anti-viral defenses, researchers report.

Roger Dunaway-Tulane • futurity
Feb. 14, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: relationships featured health-and-medicine sexes immune-systems love

Newlywed brains suggest altruism is hard-wired

"...altruism is deeply rooted in our evolutionary, neural, and genetic framework."

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Feb. 14, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: evolution brains emotions oxytocin relationships featured science-and-technology love

To see the value of love, look to animals

Animals in love are "basically saying, 'I like you. Let's see where this leads.'"

Heidi Hall-Vanderbilt • futurity
Feb. 12, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: evolution featured science-and-technology love mating

Love relies on being nice, not matching personalities

For happiness in love, don't focus on compatibility. Instead, aim to find someone nice.

Kristen Parker-Michigan State • futurity
Feb. 11, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: personality relationships featured society-and-culture love

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