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Hitched's Blog – February 2012 Archive (6)

A Blood Test to Predict Love

The research has been piling up that when you're in love, the chemicals in your body change. A new study published in Psychoneuroendocrinology found that higher levels of oxytocin, a chemical given many names including the "love hormone," were found in more emotionally responsive couples and could even predict which couples would stay together longer. One caveat to…


Added by hitched on February 27, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

[video] Date Nights for Married Couples: Ideas & Why They're Good

In this clip, Steve Cooper, editor-in-chief of, speaks with Jannelle So on Kababayan LA about why date nights are important for married couples based on new research from The National Marriage Project from the University of Virginia. Steve also shares a few date night ideas, as well as things couples should avoid when planning a date night. …


Added by hitched on February 26, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

[video] How to Make Interracial Marriages Work

In this clip, Steve Cooper, editor-in-chief of, speaks with Jannelle So on Kababayan LA about how interracial couples can navigate the differences that arise from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Steve also shares some new U.S. Census data that was recently compiled and released by the Pew Research Center. 

Added by hitched on February 24, 2012 at 1:36pm — 2 Comments

Rate of Interracial Marriage in U.S. Hits Record High

New data from the  Pew Research Center might fall under the category of "not surprising," but it's still good to have the hard numbers. The study showed that in…


Added by hitched on February 22, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Date Nights Are Good for Marriage

The National Marriage Project released a new report earlier this month analyzing the effects of date nights on a marriage. In short, the data showed that dedicated couple time fostered more communication, greater sexual satisfaction, more stable marriages (i.e., less likely to divorce), and greater…


Added by hitched on February 21, 2012 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Valentine's Day By the Numbers

We were e-mailed this great infographic that explains where the money goes on Valentine's Day. Here are a few items we'll highlight for you, but we highly recommend you take a look at the full graphic by clicking on the image. The numbers below are estimates provided

- Couples will spend $3.5…


Added by hitched on February 13, 2012 at 4:48pm — No Comments

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Episode 569: Substituting Our Summer Vacations

How can we work through the cancelations of our vacations and get the mental and physical vacation we need during Covid-19?

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