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Helen Fisher

Contrary to the popular playground song about sitting in a tree (and K-I-S-S-I-N-G), marriage doesn't always come after love.

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Exploring the love drug, joy and sexupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 09:41:00

Turns out, I am mentally ill. Aspects of my current brain chemistry resemble that of a person with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Might as well face it: You're addicted to loveupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 08:28:00

Jim Dailakis still remembers how he stood below his then-girlfriend's balcony, held up a tape player and blasted a George Michael song that the two of them loved.

What your heart and brain are doing when you're in loveupdated: Sat Feb 13 2010 13:50:00

Poets, novelists and songwriters have described it in countless turns of phrase, but at the level of biology, love is all about chemicals.

Controlling the jealousy monsterupdated: Thu Aug 20 2009 11:32:00

Your sweetheart calls you by another's name. His eyes linger too long on your best friend. He talks with excitement about a girl at work. And the fire catches.

Pucker up: Scientists study kissingupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 15:05:00

When your lips gently brush against the mouth of your beloved this Valentine's Day, it may feel magically romantic, or sloppily slobbery, or blissfully gentle, or perhaps too rough and toothy.

ME date HIM? What were you thinking?updated: Thu Sep 04 2008 10:26:00

When her colleague at a Cleveland construction company fixed up Bethany Billi, the guy she was about to date seemed like a winner - on paper. Why We Loveupdated: Wed Jan 16 2008 18:00:00

Breeding is easy, but survival requires romance too. How our brains, bodies and senses help us find it

Love addiction -- how to break it updated: Tue Oct 16 2007 09:54:00

After a break-up with with your spouse, significant other or love of your life, you might try to remain friends with your ex, slowly cut off contact, or torch every last relic of the relationship.

Loving with all your ... brainupdated: Wed Feb 14 2007 11:02:00

Close your eyes for a minute and envision all the romantic parts of the human body.

Love is the drug updated: Tue Feb 14 2006 08:20:00

People all over the world describe falling in love in similar terms: euphoria, exhilaration, elation.

Business 2.0: A Match Made in Hormonesupdated: Sun Jan 01 2006 00:01:00 must have the dating blues. First the leader in online romance had to battle a lawsuit claiming that it paid people to go on dates. Then came cooling demand. Industry revenues were up onl...

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