Archive for the 'In the News' Category

What your fantasies say about your relationship

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Research has found that almost everyone has sexual fantasies, approximately 95 to 98% of people actually. This finding is that that surprising—at least to the 95% or so of us who have them. What may come as a surprise is that new research has found that relationships are improved and enhanced by fantasy—as long as […]

Advice to Bachelorettes in “Paradise”

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

I have been watching (and frequently cringing over) this season’s Bachelor in Paradise. From an abusive, over-muscled villain to an overserved female (and male) or two—the behavior on this Bachelor barely passes for unacceptable. But we continue to watch and ratings are probably strong. Why is this? Maybe these folks help us to feel superior, […]

Millennials rejecting the sexual revolution

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

The Washington Post has run a couple of pieces on the differences in sexual behavior between millennials and the generations just before them. It’s a very interesting topic because it delves into something that many have false assumptions about—the sexual behavior of this younger group.
Contrary to current myths (and urban legend) younger folks are […]

JoJo and Jordon and Robby—a greater love or a different love?

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

The latest season of the Bachelorette just wrapped up—and it was another (almost) tie. JoJo, who was herself in the same situation on the last season of The bachelor, was torn between two men that she had “fallen in love” with. Clearly she had strong feelings for both—but there was always a difference. Could you […]

Do you have a problematic relationship history? Blame your genes

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

It’s likely you have some familiarity with the term Emotional intelligence. You may even know about what it is, how to spot it in others—and how to improve yours for better relating. A new study is now pointing to our genes and how they might play a role in our EQ. Yes, this is interesting, […]

Happy couples don’t notice the attractiveness of others

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Scientists from Rutgers University and New York University recently concluded a set of experiments in which they found evidence that couples downgrade the attractiveness of individuals that they perceive as a threat to their relationships. The results were published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
Therefore if you find yourself minimizing the looks of someone you […]

The Tinder date

Monday, June 13th, 2016

First dates usually conjure up two very opposing feelings and attitudes. Some people enjoy dating, meeting new people, experiencing the thrill of wondering if this person could end up being the person—but for others, dating is a necessary evil in their quest to find love.
And that was the way it used to be, when dating […]

Which spouse desires more sex—the husband or the wife?

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

The Journal of Personality and Social psychology recently published a study on married sex—how often and how much desire is shown by partners, broken down by sex. It also delves into a husband’s perceptions about his wife‘s desire VS her perceptions about how he is feeling.
What they found is that men in general have a […]

Why are we so often wrong about our forever after?

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

The NY Times had a very interesting piece running a couple of days ago titled “Why you will marry the wrong person.” Now that’s a title that would get the attention of anyone who is single, and especially anyone who is presently engaged to who they believe is their right person.
The Times piece offers one […]

Trump Haters can turn to Maple Match

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Once again an enterprising person sees a need and provides the solution. This time it’s a new dating site—yeah we know another dating site, so what. However, this one has a great hook. It’s called Maple Match and it is the brain-child of a 25 year old American, Joe Goldman, from Texas who paid attention […]