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According to research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, being involved in a romantic relationship reduces levels of testosterone in men, but only if they are committed to monogamy in that relationship.
In 2010, the Journal of Abnormal Psychology published a study that investigated the association between relationship quality and anxiety disorders.
Women are less likely than men to report having experienced love at first sight, although they tend to report having the same number of loves.
According to research published in Evolutionary Psychology, although students believe that what they desire in a relationship changes as they mature, their actual preference in romantic and sexual partners varies little with age.
In romantic relationships, men are much more likely than women to overestimate the likelihood of their partner’s infidelity. According to an article published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, this overestimation may be a cognitive bias with an important evolutionary function.
Facebook use may contribute to feelings of jealousy in romantic relationships, according to research published in the scientific journal CyberPsychology & Behavior.
The study, authored by Gayle Brewer and Charlene Riley, examined 98 heterosexual men, aged 18 to 72, who were currently in a romantic relationship and was published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology in 2009.