There are 6 types of Love (but 5 won’t last)

According to Sternbergs Triangular Theory, there are 6 distinct types of love (plus friendship). Each type of love is characterized by a combination of 3 variables – Intimacy, Passion and Commitment. The infographic below gives you a rough idea of how it all

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The Secrets of Happiness in 10 Quotes

Happiness is a relatively simple concept. In fact, we already know what makes us happy. Yet still, it is easy to get caught up in the day to day grind of a consumerist society.  All day, every day, we are

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The most attractive type of smile

A study by Gladstone in 2002 found that, ‘A smile seems to have a favorable influence upon others and makes one more likable and more approachable.’ This may not be news to most people, as we have all experienced how it

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Learning to be Attractive – The 3 Simple Ideas

It is no secret that guys like good looking women. But how much emphasis do women place on the looks of a man? A study by Knapp in 02 titled Changing Perceptions of Physical Attractiveness Through Social Interaction, found that,

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Social Anxiety – Break the Cycle with these 3 Simple Tips

Why is it so hard to simply say hi to someone we don’t know?? Believe it or not, approaching a stranger goes against our instincts, specifically, the preservation instinct. In this context it is pretty much the fancy psychology version of

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Ending a Relationship is like Quitting a Job

Have you ever found yourself stuck in an unhealthy relationship, or working a job you hate? You know that you should move on but the thought is equally as terrifying as it is exciting. Breaking up and quitting are scary because they

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The 6 Things That Make You Compatible – Happy Relationships

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series on choice, we looked at the decision making process. We learned that having a specific, but not exhaustive, criteria is your best bet at finding a satisfying relationship. So, what are

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Happy Relationships – Part 2 – Maximising vs Satisficing

If you haven’t read Part 1 of this mini series, check it out first. It’ll give you a background on some of the ideas presented in this article…Have you ever thought about which traits are most important in a potential partner?

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Happy Relationships – Part 1 – Buyers Remorse

A happy relationship is all about choice, but not in the way that you’re probably thinking. You’re probably thinking that having more choice will lead to a better result, which will make you happier. Thus, more choice = more happiness.

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Will your friendship last? – The 3 types of friends

Not all friendships are created equal. Some are built to last while others fizzle-out as time goes on. You move house, change jobs, have kids, stop playing social sport, party a bit less (or more) – and before you know it,

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