Helen Fisher, PhD, a biological anthropologist, is a senior research fellow at The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, a member of the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies at Rutgers University and Chief Scientific Adviser to Match.com. She uses brain scanning (fMRI) to study the neural systems associated with romantic love, attachment, and partner happiness. She has written six internationally best-selling books on courtship, romantic love, and future sex, including Why We Love; Why Him? Why Her? and Anatomy of Love. Fisher is also the co-founder of NeuroColor where she is a pioneer in examining the neurochemistry of business team-building, innovation, and leadership.
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"We're seeing new rules and taboos for how to court. But, you know -- is this actually dramatically changing love? What about the late 1940s, when the automobile became very popular and we suddenly had rolling bedrooms?"
Helen Fisher argues, “The vast majority of people on the internet, even on Tinder, are looking for a long-term committed relationship … Marriage used to be the beginning of a relationship, now it’s the finale.”
"Online dating is much more natural than walking up to a stranger in a bar, says Helen Fisher."
Helen Fisher discusses the 2017 Singles in America survey results, which studied relationship trends, changing gender roles, and social taboos.
“What does it mean to have chemistry? Helen Fisher dives into the subject of love, hormones and how the two correlate.”
“Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love -- and people who had just been dumped.”
Helen Fisher argues, “Many believe that Internet dating is irrevocably changing relationships. I don't agree. Today, 33% of singles met their latest first date through the Internet; 37% of relationships start online, as do 20% of marriages.”
Fisher argues, “Millennials are diligently using technology to find love—and building new dating rules and taboos along the way.”