Read our latest news stories. More people than ever are using online dating sites, with virtual dates becoming the new normal for single people during lockdown. Now a new study shows that while the way we date may have changed, some traditional gender stereotypes still remain. Cognitive psychologists from the Universities of Lincoln and Swansea studied , dating profiles in partnership with dating site eHarmony, and found that the stereotype of men preferring to pursue younger women is still true, but only to a certain extent. Dr Robin Kramer of the University of Lincoln, UK, and Dr Alex Jones at the University of Swansea found one in five British men is in a relationship with a woman five years younger, but that men who are fathers are more open to dating women their own age, as priorities and core values change. The research also found that on average, women prefer to date a man at least 18 months older.
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Rituals such as those centered around holidays and other celebrations play an important part in human relationships. When dating couples engage in rituals together, they learn more about each other. And those experiences can serve as diagnostic tools of where the relationship is going, a University of Illinois study shows. Rituals are experiences that are shared with others, and they impact communication between individuals.
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Crystal Jiang, Jeffrey T. Many people assume that it is challenging to maintain the intimacy of a long-distance LD relationship. However, recent research suggests that LD romantic relationships are of equal or even more trust and satisfaction than their geographically close GC counterparts.
Dating shows, dating apps -- they all strive to make sure none of us end up uncoupled forever. But it turns out many single people embrace their single lives, and are likely to experience more psychological growth and development than married people, according to a psychologist who presented at the American Psychological Association's th Annual Convention. DePaulo cited longitudinal research that shows single people value meaningful work more than married people, and another study that shows single people are also more connected to parents, siblings, friends, neighbors and coworkers.