If We're All Mad, Shouldn't We Change Our Definition of Sanity?

Every year, all around the world, millions of couples are forced to recognise – with considerable guilt – that they are emotionally defective. Despite what they would ardently wish, they do…

Other People's Relationships

A question that rarely leaves us alone in love is: what exactly are other people’s relationships like? The question is far from disinterested sociological curiosity. What we urgently seek to know…

In Praise of Unrequited Love

We are a practical species, and when we think of love, it is normal to focus on the sort that goes places, that is mutual, that leads people to form couples…

The Cure for Love

For intense periods of our lives, we suffer the agony of unrequited love. Our sorrow is accompanied by a certainty that if only the elusive being would return our smiles, come…

How to Seduce Someone on a Date

On a first date with someone we like, we really want – of course – for the evening to go well. There are many, varied bits of advice in circulation: don’t…

What is Love?

– Care One way to get a sense of why love should matter so much, why it might be considered close to the meaning of life, is to look at the…