Being famous on YouTube might seem flashy, with some channels accruing millions of subscribers and views. But for the most part it’s just someone in their house, chatting intimately with a viewer as if they were old friends...or lovers. Enter Asagao Academy, a video game about dating YouTubers.
To whom do Google researchers turn when they want to make their products more personable, with a greater grasp of the nuances of language? Romance novels.
Romance abounds in fiction—and science fiction and fantasy are full of epic romances, too. But sometimes a romance feels less like something that’s true to the characters and more like a plot device the writers threw in at the last moment. Here are eight kinds of romance that we don’t ever need to see again.
These days, you can find love anywhere—in a bar, up a mountain or sat alone on the toilet—thanks to your smartphone. This short film explores that idea: can a regular guy find his love match on a crowded commuter train?
Lovers kiss, right? Not everywhere. After combing through data from 168 cultures worldwide, anthropologists from UNLV and the Kinsey Institute could only find evidence that couples engage in romantic or sexual kissing in 46% of them.
Two weeks ago, Nobel-prize winning cell biologist Tim Hunt created a storm of controversy when he made a comment about how he can’t work with women because he always falls in love with them, or they with him. But why does he think love in the lab is such a problem? Here are four stories of couples who met through…
I hate Valentine's Day. Don't get me wrong — I enjoy romance, and being in love, and all that crap. I just despise all the bullshit ads about buying flowers and candy and state-sanctioned representations of erotic attachment. That's why I got a warm glow inside when my sweetie gave me this awesome flash drive and…
Anyone who has been in a crowded bar around closing time would agree that the higher your alcohol consumption, the more attractive you seem to find whoever you happen to be flirting with at last call.
Ever since you read about Chris McKinlay gaming OK Cupid to find love, you may've wondered if you could do the same the thing. This video gives you some of the math basics which could allow you to perform better on dating sites.
If you've stuck a toe in the online dating pool, you've probably come across some total hottie and thought "oh great, that lucky so-and-so is gonna steal away all the attention from my profile." Not so, says science—in fact, it's the controversial-looking people, not the smokin' specimens, who get the most attention.…
The folks at Google Glass put together a Valentine's Day video showing the Glass-eye view of five couples' marriage proposals. It's cute. It's heartwarming. It's the worst.
So it's Valentine's Day (again) and you're single (again). Even though you've been right-swiping your heart out on Tinder, you've failed to find love nearby. So what can you do? Try a new activity? Maybe meet some new people? Nah. Just move to another city where your chances are better.
Ahead of the schmaltz that is Valentine's Day, how about a little advice? This visualization shows the most frequently provided words of relationship wisdom so you can console your friends—or yourself—tomorrow.
Kissing is great! Everyone loves kissing. But when you stop and think about it, the idea of rubbing your face and tongue up against those of another human being is actually a little... weird. This video tries to get to the bottom of the science of kissing.
Sometimes, a service or piece of technology falls out of favor with its user. Perhaps it stops working properly; maybe small niggles become incredibly frustrating; or possibly the two simply grow apart. Either way, maybe the best way to say goodbye is through a breakup letter.
Mathematicians aren't renowned for their social skills. But in a quest to find love, Chris McKinlay from UCLA realised he could use his analytical skills to his advantage—by hacking OkCupid.
Oh man. I have a new addiction. Or guilty pleasure. Or whatever you call it when you watch shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians because you love how the family sticks together. It's called Geek Love and it's amazing. An online reality TV show, the series focuses on geeks who are looking for, well, love.
This headline might sound like the subject line of a crass spam email—but wait! You actually can use Facebook and Twitter as tools to get a date. No, really—shut up, we're serious here! Just play it cool.
It's well known that women find sexy, rebellious rogues attractive. Duh. But until now it's not really been clear why women choose to turn that attraction into long-term relationships, when they know they stand a high chance of getting burned. New research, however, reveals that the secret lies in the hormones.
While there's no denying that your ability to get the partner of your dreams might require some smooth talking, it's always seemed somewhat of an imprecise science. Now, research suggests that the secret to success lies in the way you use your pronouns.