It’s not enough that you have this sort of decent relationship with this person. He also has to be your best friend. He also has to be your only romantic partner. He also has to be somebody who inspires you every day. He has to be somebody who is going to help your career. He has to be somebody who co-parents with you. He has to meet you on 25 different levels of intersection.
"Relative to any time in the past," Eli says in his talk, "we are depending on the marital bond more and more for these emotional, physical, career-related needs … and what that means is that the quality of your marriage is more important today than ever before … that keeping a high-quality marriage when we are putting so much stock in this one relationship is crucial." Watch his whole talk here.
Valentine’s Day is here and we’re all about love on the TEDx blog this week. If you aren’t yet fulfilled by Jocob Berkson’s exploration into the philosophy of love, Helen Fisher’s studies into the biological underpinning of “the one”, or David Page’s genetic revelation into the health implications of gender differences, these 6 should quell your desire:
Amy Webb shirks her relatives dating advice, quantifies her desires, and manipulates the online-dating experience to successfully find love.
Psychologist Debby Herbenick shares the results of some of her studies investigating the value of focused, exclusive and, of course, fun sex.
With beautiful underwater photography, Muljadi Pinneng explores the coral reefs of Indonesia to show you some of the strangest sexual practices in the wild world.
In a profound and impeccably reasoned talk, Ronald de Sousa challenges the notion that there’s such a thing as “natural” love.
Nicole Daedone prescribes mindful sex — a possible cure for relationships that have lost their spark.
Television actress and pole dancer Sheila Kelly describes how she found her “erotic creature” within and encourages everyone to do the same.