Posts in Science of Love
Romantic Chemistry Explained

These 5 elements must be present for romantic chemistry to take place between two people.

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Am I In Love?

I was falling for him, at first slowly, then hard and fast, and without trepidation. I never experienced love before, and therefore never experienced heartbreak. I had a clean slate.

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How Oxytocin & Vasopressin Play A Role In Monogamy

Are humans wired to be monogamous? Do some have a higher propensity toward monogamy than others? What drives some toward infidelity? And can science tinker with our genetic makeup to make us more faithful? 

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3 Stages Of A Relationship

There are three very distinct and enthralling phases that every relationship must pass through before they find themselves gray-haired in rocking chairs, holding contests on who has more wrinkles (or was that just my grandparents?). Here we examine the three stages of a relationship...

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Compatibility and Chemistry – What You Need To Know

Many people use the words compatibility and chemistry interchangeably. However, these terms, when referencing romance and relationships, should never be confused. To muddle these two ideas together can be detrimental to the success of your relationship. 

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Can Your Dateability Be Written On Your Face?

Hormones are one clear link between appearance and personality. Two sex hormones specifically influence facial development – testosterone and estrogen – while two neurohormones impact facial expression and emotion – dopamine and serotonin.

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A Phenomenology of First Loves

The phrase, “You never forget your first love” has become commonplace for a reason. People attach a stronger emotional memory to their first love than other relationships. It makes sense. Being in love for the first time has to be one of the most overwhelming, all-consuming human emotions ever felt. Consequently, your first heartbreak is the most emotional devastating event that may happen in your former years.

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