Topic: Romantic relationships

Review of Research Calls into Question Sex Differences in Face-to-Face Mate Preferences

June 18, 2013

Women say they place a priority on a potential partner's earning prospects, and men claim to value a potential partner's physical attractiveness; these sex differences have been widely studied by psychologists for decades.

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Valentine's Day Story Ideas from The University of Texas at Austin

Feb. 8, 2011

University of Texas at Austin researchers are studying the science, psychology and business of love. In advance of Valentine's Day, faculty experts are available to discuss research that helps us better understand romantic relationships, which are so vital to human happiness and stability.

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Men More Likely to Stick with Girlfriends Who Sleep with Other Women than Other Men, Research Shows

Jan. 27, 2011

Men are more than twice as likely to continue dating a girlfriend who has cheated on them with another woman than one who has cheated with another man, according to new research from a University of Texas at Austin psychologist.

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Love can be a complex mix of chemistry and emotions, professor says

Feb. 9, 2009

Can't Help Falling in Love with You: For Dr. Tim Loving, Valentine's Day is more than just chocolates, flowers, a nice dinner, smooches and long, loving gazes at your partner. It's also a kind of laboratory of hormones, chemicals, cultural expectations and interpersonal dynamics that raises profound questions about the biological basis of our emotions.

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Health Notes: Researchers Examine Romantic Relationships

Jan. 31, 2008

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin examine the science and sociology of intimate relationships, from the initial attraction between two people to the effects of long-term compatibility and separation. The following experts are available to discuss their research on human relationships.

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