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  1. Men May Stroll a Little Slower Down Lovers' Lane

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Love may not only be blind and make the heart beat faster, it might also make a man's feet move more slowly, a new study finds. Men only slowed their walking speed when they were ambling with a female romantic partner -- not w

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  2. When a Kiss Is More Than Just a Kiss

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- "A kiss is just a kiss," the old song goes, but not according to a new study that finds kissing helps people assess potential partners and, once in a relationship, keep them around. The study included more than 900 adults who to

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  3. Having More Siblings Might Lower Your Divorce Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The more brothers and sisters you have, the less likely you are to get divorced, a new study contends. Each sibling that a person has -- up to seven -- reduces the likelihood of divorce by 2 percent. The findings come from an a

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  4. Urging Your Partner to Diet May Backfire

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Urging a partner to diet may seem like a supportive thing to do, but a new study finds it can trigger unhealthy habits such as fasting and taking diet pills -- measures that can then lead to severe eating disorders. Both wome

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  5. Long-Distance Relationship May Strengthen Couple's Bond

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- Does distance really make the heart grow fonder? Maybe so: According to a new study, people in long-distance romantic relationships can form stronger bonds than those in normal relationships. Dating couples in long-distance and

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  6. Marital Spats May Decline as Couples Age

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- One of the benefits of a long marriage may be fewer arguments as the years go by, a new study finds. Researchers at San Francisco State University report that as married couples grow older, they become more likely to handle disag

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  7. Marriages Forged on the Internet May Last Longer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- If you're looking for the perfect mate, a new study suggests you might be on the right track if you turn to the Internet: Married couples who met online were slightly more likely to be happy and stay together than those who ran i

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  8. In Dating Game, Narcissists Get the Girl

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Men with high levels of narcissism -- an unrealistically positive self-image coupled with feelings of entitlement -- have an easier time than others attracting a potential mate, new German research says. "Narcissism is linked

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  9. Gay Men Who Marry Now Living Longer, Study Says

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- The death rate among Danish men in same-sex partnerships has dropped significantly since the 1990s, but the death rate among women in same-sex unions is increasing, a new study finds. In 1989, Denmark became the first country

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  10. Relationship Worries Can Make You Sick

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Feeling insecure and frequently anxious about your romantic relationship can actually harm your health, new research contends. The feelings may boost levels of a stress hormone and lower your immune system, according to Ohio S

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