50 Great Articles and Essays about Love and Relationships
Essays and short articles about love and life, relationships, dating and friendship
Love and Life
Masters of Love by Emily Esfahani Smith
Science says lasting relationships come down to — you guessed it —kindness and generosity
This is Emo by Chuck Klosterman
No woman will ever satisfy me. I know that now, and I would never try to deny it. But this is actually okay, because I will never satisfy a woman, eithe
How to Pick Your Life Partner by Tim Urban
To a frustrated single person, life can often feel like this... (part 2 is here)
My Superpower Is Being Alone Forever by Joe Berkowitz and Joanna Neborsky
Sometimes when a radiant single lady comes floating along the sidewalk like a dream, I think about stopping her. But I never would...
True Love by Haruki Murakami
On seeing the 100% perfect girl one beautiful april morning
It's Not Them, It's You by Jen Doll
The plight of the single lady
Liking Is for Cowards by Jonathan Franzen
Do I need to point out that - absent some wild, anthropomorphizing projection in which my BlackBerry felt sad about the waning of my love for it - our relationship was entirely one-sided? Let me point it out anyway
12 Revelations About Sex by Alain de Botton
In order to transcend the discomfort that sex typically stirs, you may need to radically rethink desire, marriage, fidelity, and much more
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In Relationships, Be Deliberate by Emily Esfahani Smith and Galena Rhoades
For milestones like moving in together, intent (rather than chronology) determines success
Does a More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex? by Lori Gottlieb
The very qualities that lead to greater emotional satisfaction in equal marriages may be having an unexpectedly negative impact on these couples' sex lives
Size Matters by Adam Gopnik
Why short men make better husbands
Farting in Love by Tracy Clark-Flory
It's a dreaded but inevitable stage in every relationship: Admitting the basic fact of our human digestive tracts
I Think You're Fat by A. J. Jacobs
Experiments in radical honesty
Dating Online by Emily Witt
This was not a way to live. A man would go to a bar alone, I told myself. So I went to a bar alone
Love Me Tinder by Emily Witt
Until recently, hookup apps were straightforward but sleazy. Then along came Tinder...
Tinder and the Dawn of the "Dating Apocalypse" by Nancy Jo Sales
As romance gets swiped from the screen, some twentysomethings aren't liking what they see
Looking for Someone by Nick Paumgarten
Sex, love, and loneliness on the Internet
A Million First Dates by Dan Slater
How online romance is threatening monogamy
Mormons, Orthodox Jews and the Dating Crisis by Jon Birger
Believe it or not, the rise in Mormon breast implants and $100,000 Jewish dowries can explain why you're alone on Friday night(!!)
Dating by Numbers by Kevin Poulsen
How a math genius hacked OkCupid to find true love
Why We Cheat by Lisa Taddeo
That's what I want to know. If you're going to wreck some other person's world, what's the good thing you're going to get?
The Cuckold by James Harms
The top of her head is the first thing to come into view, then her face, her face. Her face had a look that I understood before I fully realized I was understanding it
Is Pornography Adultery? by Ross Douthat
Nothing in the long history of erotica compares with the way millions of Americans experience porn today, and our moral intuitions are struggling to catch up
How Friendships Change in Adulthood by Julie Beck
We need to catch up soon!
Friends of a Certain Age by Alex Williams
Why Is It Hard to Make Friends Over 30?
A Guide to Friendship, Schmoozing, and Social Advancement by Glenn O'Brien
Finding the best others we can is part of the natural-selection mechanism, and it's far safer than rock climbing
Are Your Friends Making You Fat? by Clive Thompson
Could behaviour be contagious?
The Man Date by Jennifer 8. Lee
The delicate posturing began with the phone call....
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The Psychology of Love
Love by Lauren Slater
Scientists say that the brain chemistry of infatuation is akin to mental illness—which gives new meaning to ‘madly in love'
The Biology of Attraction by Helen E. Fisher
A comprehensive review of the biological underpinnings of sexual behaviour, from flirting and courtship to infidelity and break-ups
Love Is Like Cocaine by Helen Fisher
From ecstasy to withdrawal, the lover resembles an addict
There's No Such Thing as Everlasting Love by Emily Esfahani Smith
Are emotions no more than "micro-moments of positivity resonance?
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Men, Women, Sex And Darwin by Natalie Angier
A critical look at the widely held belief that all men want to play the field, while women are programmed for monogamy
Safe-Sex Lies by Meghan Daum
I've gone into more than a few relationships with the safest of intentions and discarded them soon after, and my hunch is that I'm not the only one…
Why My Wife Won't Sleep With Me by Sean Elder
Confessions of a dependent male
Deeply, Truly (but Not Physically) in Love by Lauren Slater
A personal account of the difficulties of maintaining a relationship when the sex has dried up
Women Who Want to Want by Daniel Bergner
More than by any other sexual problem — the elusiveness of orgasm, say, or pain during sex — women feel plagued by low desire...
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Kids These Days
No Labels, No Drama, Right? by Jordana Narin
Every time his name popped up on my phone, my heart raced. Still, we were never more than semiaffiliated...
Why Developing Serious Relationships in Your 20s Matters by Elizabeth Spiers
Are you in your twenties? Have you been told that now is your time to build your own life and not worry about things like settling down and having children?
Like. Flirt. Ghost. by Mary H. K. Choi
A Journey Into the Social Media Lives of Teens
Friends Without Benefits by Nancy Jo Sales
How dating apps, social media and porn are reshaping tennager's lives
Boys on the Side by Hanna Rosin
Is the hookup culture an engine of female progress?
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Why We Love by Helen Fisher
"The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love."
Essays in Love by Alain De Botton
Charting a relationship, from the first blush to the final heartbreak.
A General Theory of Love by Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini and Richard Lannon
The science of love.
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