Posted by | January 26, 2015 | Love | No Comments

Tim Urban – Wait But Why

How to Pick Your Life Partner (Part 1). Outlines different emotional attachment styles and their shortcomings.

How to Pick Your Life Partner (Part 2). So what should you look for in that special someone?


The Philosopher’s Mail

How we end up marrying the wrong people

On the madness and charm of crushes


The Atlantic – Emily Esfahani Smith

Masters of Love. The research of John Gottman and others indicates that the masters can be separated from the disasters by looking at whether one partner’s bid for attention attracts a positive or negative response most of the time.


New York Times – Daniel Jones

These 36 Questions will make strangers fall in love. This article highlights research from 1996 in which researchers gave a list of 36 questions which a pair of strangers asked each other. One pair in the study married 6 months later. The original research is here (A. Aron et. al. “The Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness” PSPB, Vol. 23 No.4, April 1997, 363-377).


University of Zurich – RenĂ© T. Proyer, Lisa Wagner.

Playful adults preferred in choice of partner.
The original paper is here:
Playfulness in Adults Revisited – R. T. Proyer, L. Wagner. American Journal of Play, Vol. 7, No. 2

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