For the birds? Hardly! Valentine’s Day was reimagined by chivalrous medieval poets for all to enjoy, respectfully

The view of Valentine’s Day as a day for lovers can be traced back to two medieval poets who stood up for romance and the freedom to choose.

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Love in the time of algorithms: would you let artificial intelligence choose your partner?

Love in the time of algorithms: would you let artificial intelligence choose your partner? Shutterstock David Tuffley, Griffith University It could be argued artificial intelligence (AI) is already the indispensable tool of the 21st century. From helping doctors diagnose and treat patients to rapidly advancing new drug discoveries, it’s our trusted partner in so many …

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7 research-based resolutions that will help strengthen your relationship in the year ahead

7 research-based resolutions that will help strengthen your relationship in the year ahead Consider some science-backed ways to keep the home fires burning in 2021. Gabriele Grzelewski/iStock via Getty Images Plus Gary W. Lewandowski Jr., Monmouth University The new year is going to be better. It has to be better. Maybe you’re one of the …

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Dating over Zoom? Don’t be surprised if those online sparks fizzle in person

Cover: Let’s not get ahead of ourselves… Peter Dazeley/The Image Bank via Getty Images Dating over Zoom? Don’t be surprised if those online sparks fizzle in person Let’s not get ahead of ourselves… Peter Dazeley/The Image Bank via Getty Images Sheril Kirshenbaum, Michigan State University For those dipping their toes into the dating pool during …

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Ditch the ‘destiny’ mindset – a ‘relationship growth’ one is likely to deliver better romantic partnerships. Laura Ockel

Have you found ‘the one’? How mindsets about destiny affect our romantic relationships

Cover: Ditch the ‘destiny’ mindset – a ‘relationship growth’ one is likely to deliver better romantic partnerships. Laura Ockel Have you found ‘the one’? How mindsets about destiny affect our romantic relationships Ditch the ‘destiny’ mindset – a ‘relationship growth’ one is likely to deliver better romantic partnerships. Laura Ockel Gery Karantzas, Deakin University If you …

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Is love losing its soul in the digital age?

Cover: A young couple posing for an Instagram photo. Roman Samborskyi/Shutterstock.com Is love losing its soul in the digital age? A young couple posing for an Instagram photo. Roman Samborskyi/Shutterstock.com Firmin DeBrabander, Maryland Institute College of Art Instagram users have taken to issuing “weekiversary posts,” where they diligently mark the duration of their romances. An …

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What Plato can teach you about finding a soulmate

What Plato can teach you about finding a soulmate shutterstock. Firmin DeBrabander, Maryland Institute College of Art In the beginning, humans were androgynous. So says Aristophanes in his fantastical account of the origins of love in Plato’s Symposium. Not only did early humans have both sets of sexual organs, Aristophanes reports, but they were outfitted …

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Are dating apps killing long-term relationships?

Cover: Is a relationship that’s quick to form quick to fall apart? “Chatting” via www.shutterstock.com Are dating apps killing long-term relationships? Is a relationship that’s quick to form quick to fall apart? “Chatting” via www.shutterstock.com Skye C. Cleary, Columbia University Online dating sites and apps are transforming relationships. More than 10 percent of American adults …

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The life-changing love of one of the 20th century’s greatest physicists

Cover: Love is for everyone. mawazeFL/Flickr, CC BY-NC The life-changing love of one of the 20th century’s greatest physicists Love is for everyone. mawazeFL/Flickr, CC BY-NC Richard Gunderman, Indiana University One of the great short stories of the 20th century is Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer’s The Spinoza of Market Street. It tells of an …

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