My Ten Favorite Recent Articles on Love and Relationships

There are a ton of great (and not so great) articles out there about love, online dating, and the science of relationships.  I’d love to write posts on all of the interesting ones, but since that’s not feasible, I will instead share ten of my recent favorites.  Enjoy!

In no particular order…

Online Dating: Love in the Time of the Internet
A look at how online dating doesn’t let us use one of our most powerful tools:  intuition.

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Spreadsheet
Since OkCupid founder Christian Rudder’s new book, Dataclasym: Who We Are When We Think No One’s Looking just came out, he’s been doing a lot of interviews.  This one from Five Thirty Eight was very well-done.

Matching Algorithms, A Work in Progress
A thoughtful look from Online Dating Insider David Evans about the state of matching algorithms in online dating.  I’m definitely in agreement.

Tinder And Evolutionary Psychology
Liraz Margalit says Tinder gives us everything we need “to make an informed first impression about a potential long-term mate”.

Esther Perel: The secret to desire in a long-term relationship
A 20-minute TED talk on how long-term relationships affect desire.

For the first time, there are more single American adults than married ones, and here’s where they live
What affect will this have on marriage?  For more insights on what this means for single women, check out this NPR clip.

T is for Turning
Zach Brittle from the Gottman Institute Relationship blog talks about one of the things successful couples are better at than their non-successful counterparts:  turning towards their partner.

Infographic: The 10 Most Interesting Dating Studies of 2014
From the Science of Relationships blog, a round-up in infographics of interesting dating studies from 2014.

Couples on Different Sleep Schedules Can Expect Conflict—and Adapt
Most interesting quote from this Wall Street Journal article:  “when women reported higher relationship satisfaction, they were more likely to have been asleep at the same time as their partner the night before, almost down to the minute”.

How I Rebuilt Tinder And Discovered The Shameful Secret Of Attraction
An imperfect study, but it opens the door to some fascinating–and disturbing–possibilities of why we’re attracted to some people and not others.

Read anything interesting lately?  Send links my way at, or on Twitter @lovedatablog.


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