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Five relationship insights backed by studies

<b>Varying political views can affect relationships:</b>

<p> According to a study published in the journal Social Psychology and Personality Science, and authored by academics William Chopik and Matt Motyl, when you’re living with people that have different political views from your own, your ability to accept other perspectives may be affected. Moreover, living with people that share your views may reduce tension and make you happier, but “could be stifling healthy political disclosure.” </p>
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<p> <i>Why it’s logical:</i> Now, if you don’t agree on something as tense as politics, you could SEE how that can naturally cause a whole ton of friction, right? (Especially as polarizing as this election is with these candidates!) And, to add to that, it could be hard to really feel like you can connect and care for someone if you can’t agree on the same things. Even if you only agree to disagree. Otherwise, if you always fought when discussing politics, imagine how bad things can get…<p>

<a href="http://www.deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/sex-and-relationship/090716/political-differences-may-affect-relationships-study.htm">Read more at Deccan Chronicle</a>
<p><a href="http://socialscience.msu.edu/about-us/news/?p=1507">Read more on MSU's website</a>
I will be the first to freely admit that as a person who writes/analyzes/fusses/theorizes on relationships, I LOVE studies and research on the topic. I mention them often on this site and truth of the matter is, in many cases, sometimes the findings can be insightful if you apply them to a larger context or... Read more »

Are your personal dating preferences really useful?

Are your personal dating preferences really useful?
So apparently having dating preferences can be helpful when choosing a potential mate… To a point. Now before many of you shake your head and insist that checklists are important, hold on a second. Although I’m a fan of this too, there’s a new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology to thank for this.... Read more »

Women, men and couple stress: Rutgers relationship study hits home

Women, men and couple stress: Rutgers relationship study hits home
Does an unhappy wife mean an unhappy life? No one ever said relationships would be easy. But then again, both the sweetest and the hardest things in live require you to go through a little bit of work before you can enjoy it or learn from it. I share this logical insight for two reasons:... Read more »
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Drinking, Food and Dating: By the numbers!

Drinking, Food and Dating: By the numbers!
We, as daters are entitled to having our own preferences. Especially when it comes to what turns us on… And especially what turns us off. But admittedly, it seems like we’ve set way too many for our own good. A survey released recently by TODAY.com and and Match.com reveals just how deep our preferences run — and you... Read more »

Exes don't always stay in the past, says new study

Exes don't always stay in the past, says new study
Those darn exes! If you didn’t think you had reason to worry about your main squeeze being captivated by an ex, then it may be a good idea to think again, according to a new Canadian study. Apparently, an ex can affect your current relationship more than you may realize. And, it works a couple of... Read more »

What Do People Really Think About Marriage?

What Do People Really Think About Marriage?
Sure — there have been more break-ups in Hollywood than any teen soap lately… And it seems that less people are rushing to the altar (although I will personally be attending a slew of weddings this summer)… Which may make you wonder whether the institution has become a joke. But, does that mean it’s worth... Read more »
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Dear Chicago Men: Bring Sensitive Back in 2012

Dear Chicago Men: Bring Sensitive Back in 2012
Dear Men/Guys of Chicago (Regardless of Status*): I recently came across a study published by Chemistry.com that made me sigh a little. It called out the top 10 cities to find the Most Sensitive Men. And lo and behold… Chicago wasn’t on it! I won’t say this surprised me, exactly. After all, this isn’t the... Read more »

Sexy Stats About What Turns Us On In Politics

Sexy Stats About What Turns Us On In Politics
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve noticed that the political talk is RIPE these days! Occupy Wall Street has made it into the pop culture mainstream… And even the GOP debates are standard/comedic/intense fodder for the news, blogs and more. Well, political leanings aside, I couldn’t resist sharing a few humorous numbers that... Read more »

Break Up By Facebook, Text Or Email? One Third Of Us Already Have!

Break Up By Facebook, Text Or Email? One Third Of Us Already Have!
C’mon Social Networking Junkies, tell the truth: Would you use Facebook to help do your dirty work? Like, say, break up with someone? How about ask someone out? If all of you said you would do no such thing (’cause of your moral code or something), then you have to be fibbing. Or, a new... Read more »
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Couponing On A First Date? Attractive Or Not?

Couponing On A First Date? Attractive Or Not?
I’ll admit it: I’m a deal nut. Groupon, LivingSocial, Poggled… You name it, I’m a huge fan of it. (Something that isn’t so bad since men seem to find “frugal women” attractive, according to another old study) And, since my boyfriend Sav and I like to go out, I find great value in using them,... Read more »