Why It May Not Pay To Steal Someone Else's Partner

A surprising number of relationships are the product of "mate poaching", the ethically dubious practice of stealing someone else's partner. Though common, nearly nothing is known about the quality of the ensuing relationships. New research now suggests they suffer both in the short- and long-term. » 10/30/14 8:10am 10/30/14 8:10am

The Golden Rule for Mistresses: Keep It Casual

My first sexual relationship was an affair, and I was the mistress. Perhaps I developed a taste for it, or it's just the blueprint that I started out with, but for me, one of the most appealing aspects of an affair is its casual nature. The subtext is not to fall in love or become too attached. This is a difficult… » 1/08/13 3:00pm 1/08/13 3:00pm

The Secret Of Fidelity: It's Not In the Genes

We've heard before that genes can influence infidelity. But in today's Times, Tara Parker-Pope reveals experiences — and even "training" methods — that may make people more faithful. » 5/11/10 9:30am 5/11/10 9:30am

Quit The Naked Housework, Ladies: Male Commitment Is Genetic

On the heels of The Re-education of the Female » 9/02/08 1:00pm 9/02/08 1:00pm, which suggests that women keep their men by doing chores in sexy outfits, comes a study implying that male fidelity may have more to do with genetics than wifely subservience. According to scientists at the Karolinska Institute (sounds like a ballet studio, actually a…