Well Educated Couples Are Likely To Experience Lower Divorce Rate

Research shows the divorce rate of well-educated couples is likely to be less Dr. Phil (McGraw) once commented during a relationship-advice episode: “We got…

Attractiveness Dramatically Increases With Scarcity

The Beer Goggle Effect at play on the ABC Show “The Bachelor” Ever heard of the beer goggle effect? Some creative researchers, referring to…

Can Somebody Tell Me How Long To Wait Before Marrying Or Eating Marshmallows?

What is a sufficient courtship length? When I give talks on how to make wise decisions about love relationships, the burning question that someone almost always…

Love And Respect: Which Do You Need?

Love and Respect – A best-seller built on a faulty premise Last week, I intentionally deviated from a series of critical pieces and ventured…

Respect Is Equally Important For Many Women

 Women Who Value Respect Over Love (Part II) In my last blog post, I challenged the notion that women generally feel that “being loved”…

These Relationships Are Especially Susceptible To Love Blindness

Tread cautiously with long-distance and internet-mediated relationships Long distance relationships and internet-mediated relationships are two types of courtships that are especially vulnerable to decision-making based on…

Soul Mates Do Exist Only Not In The Way We Usually Think

An argument for the reality of “soul mates” For the final blog in a series of four posts about the fallacy of the soul…

The Fallacy of the Soul Mate (Part I)

Well-educated people do not usually believe in “soul mates.” In addition to dating a potential spouse for several years before marriage, well-educated people do…

Falling in Love is Like Smoking Crack Cocaine

Would you leap into marriage after smoking crack cocaine? My over-arching theory of the life course of successful relationships, described more fully in my…