Oversharing on social media a sign of relationship insecurity

January 17, 2017 0 comments

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Couples who post lots of photographs and status updates about their relationship are most likely trying to hide feelings of insecurity. Australian relationship expert Nikki Goldstein has claimed that such people seek reassurance from others in order to feel better about their own relationships. Speaking to the Daily Mail, she said that “likes and comments…

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Affairs more likely to start today

January 9, 2017 0 comments

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Today is the day that people are most likely to begin an affair, new research suggests. This warning comes from a dating website for those already in a relationship. An analysis of their data showed that the second Monday of the New Year was their most popular day for new registrations. Last year on Monday…

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Bearded men more attractive for long-term relationships

December 30, 2016 1 comment

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Men with beards are seen as more attractive prospects for a long-term relationship than their clean shaven peers. Researchers from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, arrived at this conclusion following a study of 8,250 women. Each participant was given a series of photographs of men both with and without beards. They were asked…

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Online infidelity among the young and wealthy

December 23, 2016 0 comments

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Most users of the married dating website Ashley Madison are young and wealthy, a new study has revealed. A team of researchers from the University of Toledo in Ohio analysed data from the internal documents and user information published last year following the infamous hack of the site. Due to the high proportion of users…

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Love really is all you need

December 12, 2016 0 comments

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A satisfying relationship does more for people’s overall happiness than having their salary doubled. Good mental health also has a more positive impact than money, according to a new study from the London School of Economics (LSE). The authors surveyed 200,000 people from around the world about how various factors influence their emotional wellbeing. Participants…

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The flawed reasoning behind bad relationships

December 6, 2016 1 comment

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People can stay in bad relationships based on flawed reasons, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Minho in Braga, Portugal, conducted a series of experiments to determine how factors such as time and money affected the way people saw their relationships. They found evidence of what is known as the “sunk cost…

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German parents cannot stop teen daughter’s relationship

November 3, 2016 1 comment

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The parents of a 15 year-old girl cannot prevent their daughter’s romantic relationship with her 47 year-old uncle, a German court has declared. When the girl, identified only as ‘Josephine’, was 14 she began a relationship with a man who was her uncle by marriage. Last year, the couple ran away together and were found…

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Talking to an ex can damage current relationship

September 28, 2016 0 comments

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People who stay in contact with their ex could be damaging their current relationship, a new study suggests. Researchers from various American Universities performed two surveys of more than 400 undergraduates, most of whom were women. Participants were all in relationships for at least a month and had previously been involved with someone for at…

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Number of unhappy relationships in UK doubles

September 26, 2016 2 comments

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The number of people in the UK who are in unhappy relationships has doubled in five years, according to official figures. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that more than one million British people claimed they were “extremely unhappy” in their current relationship. This represents one person out of every twenty…

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Regular date nights ‘lead to longer marriage’

September 26, 2016 0 comments

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Married couples who regularly go out together on ‘date nights’ stay together longer, new research suggests. The Marriage Foundation examined data relating to 9,969 couples with small children. The data came from people who had taken part in the Millennium Cohort Study, a long-term research project run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at University…

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