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  1. Pain, Social Rejection Have Similar Effect on Brain

    March 28, 2011 -- Rejection really does hurt. That’s the message of a new study that suggests physical pain and the pain of rejection may “hurt” in the same way. Researchers found that physical pain and intense emotional pain, such as feelings of rejection after a bad breakup of a relationship, acti

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  2. ‘Idealizing’ Your Spouse Makes an Ideal Marriage

    March 3, 2011 -- Love is blind, and that may be a good thing. According to a new study, people who idealized their partners when they got married -- and saw primarily only their good qualities -- were more likely to still be happy with their mate three years later. The study, published in Psychologi

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  3. Young Waiting Longer for First Sexual Activity

    March 3, 2011 -- Young men and women may be waiting longer before having their first sexual experiences than they did just a few years ago, a new CDC study indicates. According to a study based on 13,500 interviews with men and women, more than 25% in the 15-24 age range say they have never had any

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  4. Why Conflict Resolution Is Easy for Some Couples

    Feb. 24, 2011 -- How well couples move on after an argument is closely tied to how securely attached one or both partners were to their caregivers as an infant, a study suggests. The study is published in the online edition of Psychological Science. To reach their conclusions, researchers at the Uni

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  5. Still Madly in Love? Brain Scans Can Explain

    Jan. 14, 2011 -- Couples can still be intensely in love even after many years of marriage and experience the same types of intense romantic feelings as people who have recently fallen in love. That’s the key conclusion of a new study in which scientists at Stony Brook University used functional magn

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  6. Chemical in Women's Tears May Be Sexual Turnoff

    Jan. 6, 2011 -- Chemicals in the tears of women may give off signals that decrease the testosterone levels of men and reduce their sexual interest, new research indicates. In a study of 24 men, Israeli researchers had the volunteers sniff either tears collected from women who had watched a sad movie

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  7. How to Know You’re in Love? Brain Scans Tell All

    Jan. 4, 2011 -- Romantic love lights up the same brain regions of lovers, whether they’re heterosexual or homosexual or male or female, a new study indicates. Pictures from functional magnetic resonance imaging scans (fMRIs) show similar activity in cortical and sub-cortical brain regions when lover

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  8. Benefits in Delaying Sex Until Marriage

    Dec. 28, 2010 -- It may be common for couples to have sex before marriage, but a new study shows that couples who wait until marriage are happier with the quality of sex than couples who have intercourse before their vows. What’s more, couples who delay sex until their wedding night have more stable

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  9. Is Infidelity Genetic?

    Dec. 2, 2010 -- Genes associated with sensation-seeking behaviors, such as drinking alcohol or gambling, may also be associated with sexual promiscuity and infidelity, according to a new study. Researchers led by Justin Garcia, an investigator and SUNY Doctoral Diversity Fellow at the State Universi

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  10. 5 Flirting Styles: What Type of Flirt Are You?

    Nov. 1, 2010 -- Ever wondered what kind of flirt you might be? Researchers have identified five styles of flirting and they say understanding how you communicate romantic interest may help you improve your chances in love. Jeffery Hall, an assistant professor of communication studies at the Universi

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