relationships

What Was Your First Kiss Like?

I was a few weeks shy of my fifteenth birthday, at a Christmas party thrown by one of the other members of the high school concert choir. The pizza and cake had been consumed, and everyone had tromped down to the rec room to watch the annual broadcast of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.


Short Film: Being In A Relationship Is Never Easy

Video: Being in a relationship is hard. It doesn’t matter if it’s brand new or long term or just casual or really serious, trying to balance and figure out what two very different people want is so impossible that it’s remarkable that it ever works out. This short by Sam Boyd starring Dakota Johnson shows how two couples are in a relationship.


How Do I Look In These Genes? The Science Of DNA Dating

That sensation you feel when you meet someone you like — that visceral pull towards another human being — there’s biology behind that. And if there’s biology behind that, it can be measured, and controlled for, and used to help determine if two people will be attracted to each other before they ever even meet in person. That’s the theory behind a new wave of online dating trying to radically improve the matchmaking process by analysing your DNA.


5 Scientifically Proven Reasons It's Better To Be Single

Crying into a pint of ice cream alone on Valentine’s Day? Talking through your problems with your cat? Taking your mum to your office holiday party? Hardly. These are absurd stereotypes of singledom — not the reality.


Facebook Pokes: Creepy Or Funny?

Facebook pokes, LinkedIn romance, and how to deal with someone who doesn’t understand email — that’s what we’re dealing with this week at User Manual, Gizmodo’s weekly internet advice column. We’re here to help!


The Science Of Female Condoms: The Future Of Sex?

Once derided as being like plastic bag with the erotic appeal of a jellyfish, the female condom’s being reinvented as the next big thing in safe sex. Emily Anthes investigates.


The Most Common Relationship Advice, Visualised

How about a little relationship advice for Valentine’s Day? This visualisation shows the most frequently provided words of relationship wisdom so you can console your friends — or yourself — today.


This Is What A Breakup Looks Like As Cold, Hard Data

Breakin’ up is, as Neil Sedaka once sagely pointed out, hard to do. But for one recently divorced woman, studying the data behind the breakup was a balm to help her through a tough emotional time.


Your Facebook Network Can Predict Whether You'll Get Dumped Within The Next 60 Days

This is either useful or terrifying, depending on how the data affect you: Researchers at Facebook and Cornell University have figured out a formula that predicts whether a couple is likely to break up within the next 60 days.


How To Meet An Online Friend In Real Life Without It Being Awkward

You’re not looking to bang every person you meet online. Sometimes, you’re just looking for friends. But somehow, meeting someone you know online platonically has become a far more awkward endeavour than a random OKCupid date. You know her, but you dont know her.