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Applying psychology to online dating

Applying psychology to online dating

March 19, 2019

“There’s the old saying that you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince—and I think that really applies to online dating,” says professor Harry Reis in an NBC News post on how to be better at online dating, according to psychology.

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Cut to the chase: Can sex help start a relationship?

Cut to the chase: Can sex help start a relationship?

January 7, 2019

In a new study, researchers demonstrate how sex and sexual desire play a major role not only in attracting potential partners to each other, but also in encouraging the formation of romantic relationships and emotional bonding.

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Love in the time of Tinder

Love in the time of Tinder

January 3, 2019

More than one-third of the sample in a recent survey by associate professor of psychology Ronald Rogge used dating apps. Rogge joined professor Harry Reis on WXXI to discuss this and other changes in dating culture.

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Uncertainty in a date dampens interest in a mate

Uncertainty in a date dampens interest in a mate

June 5, 2018

A new study by psychologists in Rochester and Israel shows those who feel greater certainty that a prospective romantic partner shares their interest will put more effort into seeing that person again.

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Tis better to give—to your spouse

Tis better to give—to your spouse

February 13, 2017

A new study has found that partners felt an emotional benefit when they put aside their own needs for the sake of their spouse, even if their acts of compassion were not explicitly noticed by their spouse.

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Online dating brings matches, but it isn’t scientific

Online dating brings matches, but it isn’t scientific

February 12, 2017

Online dating is second only to “meeting through friends” as the most popular form of matchmaking, and Rochester psychologist Harry Reis has been investigating the phenomenon as the stigma has lifted.

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Relationship problems? Don’t blame gender differences

Relationship problems? Don’t blame gender differences

February 11, 2017

“People think about the sexes as distinct categories,” says Rochester psychology professor Harry Reis, But when something goes wrong between partners, emphasizing inherent differences between the sexes can be harmful.

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Psychologist’s research probes matters of the heart

Psychologist’s research probes matters of the heart

February 10, 2017

Since the 1980s, psychology professor Harry Reis has been putting human relationships under a microscope. Over the years his research has led to insights into matters of the heart—both figuratively and literally.

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Come on baby, (re)light my fire

Come on baby, (re)light my fire

July 20, 2016

New research indicates that there are ways that couples can sustain—or relight—their passion. The study suggests that when men and women perceive their partners as responsive, they feel special and think of their partner as a valuable mate, which in turn boosts sexual desirability.

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6 toxic people who may be sabotaging your happiness

6 toxic people who may be sabotaging your happiness

January 9, 2015

“These kind of relationships can be devastating,” Harry Reis, Ph.D., a social interaction researcher and professor of psychology at the University of Rochester, tells The Huffington Post. “There are just some relationships that can be harmful to our health. They put you in emotional — and sometimes physical — distress.”

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