The Science Behind Why Breakups Suck (and What You Can Do About It)

Love feels like the greatest thing in the world... until it ends. When it does, we stop functioning at our full capacity. We lose motivation, find challenges insurmountable, and sometimes feel like we won’t love again. Fortunately, several studies have uncovered the root of why breakups just plain suck—and what you… » 11/12/13 6:22pm 11/12/13 6:22pm

Why Robotech is the greatest love story of the 20th century

Literary types often regard Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita as the greatest love story of the 20th century. They're close, but it's actually the ‘80s cartoon series Robotech - specifically, it's the Macross section of Robotech, based on the 1982 anime Super Dimension Fortress Macross, the first of the three Japanese… » 12/24/12 11:00am 12/24/12 11:00am

Real and fictional technologies that aim to find your perfect mate

If a computer could pair you up with a perfect mate, would you want its advice? If an artificial intelligence could train you to woo the partner of your dreams, would you seek its wisdom? What if technologies were better at finding and attracting the object of your ideal romance than you were? What if they already are? » 7/01/12 9:00am 7/01/12 9:00am

How to get it on with an Alien: A Beginner's Guide

Valentine's day is coming up, which means it's time to get romantic with your alien loved one. But how exactly do you do the deed with someone whose DNA comes from the other side of the galaxy? How do you negotiate differing erogenous zones and the possibility that your lover may want to eat you after the act? Read… » 2/12/12 9:00am 2/12/12 9:00am

What impact do disorders like Asperger syndrome have on a budding…

Navigating the uncertain terrain of the dating world can be tough for just about anyone, but it is often especially challenging for people with autism spectrum disorders, who typically suffer from impaired social skills that can make establishing strong interpersonal connections difficult. » 12/27/11 1:39pm 12/27/11 1:39pm

Girly girls and manly men are more realistic about their dating…

One of the most important skills to have if you're looking for dates is knowing whether somebody else is interested in you. According to psychologists who studied speed dating, this is actually an incredibly difficult skill to master. But one group is almost always accurate in their predictions of who wants to date… » 5/31/11 8:00am 5/31/11 8:00am