Category Archive for "Dating and Relationships"

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 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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How to be Attractive when you’re not Good-Looking

Why is it that you sometimes see very good-looking women with pretty average looking men? Is it because they are rich? or famous? or skilled in the bedroom? The answer according to science is yes and no… We use the terms

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The 3 reasons he wants to keep it ‘casual’… and why it probably won’t work out

A fear of commitment once meant a fear of getting married – nowadays it means a fear of all commitment. Once upon a time people would meet, grab a drink, go out to dinner, exchange a kiss on the doorstep,

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Why break-ups make your brain go crazy…and what to do about it

When we are faced with what seems like a life changing event, such as a break-up, we get stressed and anxious about the future. How stressed and anxious we get is determined by how dire our future has all of

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Breaking the Ice…the right way

I was watching a buddy walk around a bar, introducing himself to different groups, chatting comfortably, and then moving on. Everyone seemed happy to see him and he looked to be having fun. I could never picture myself doing that,

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