Why online dating is painful

Why online dating is painful

Online dating can be a head wreck. In the past few months I've listened to so many experiences of terrible frustration and disillusionment with online dating. Here are some of the main complaints:There are so many guys who don't get the hint when you are not interested in meeting…

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Will you marry the 'right' person?

Will you marry the 'right' person?

In a provocatively titled presentation Alain du Botton addresses 'Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person'.  But, rather than suggesting that we should not marry, he approaches it in a balanced way and attempts to explain the challenges of long-term romantic relationships.  For instance, we have particularly high (and possibly…

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The brain science of love.

The brain science of love.

Helen Fisher is an anthropologist who studies romantic love in order to better understand the ways in which we are attracted to other people, fall in love, become attached long-term, and even experience heart break and infidelity.  She collaborates with other researchers and uses psychological measures and brain imagining to…

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