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  • Allie O’Connor

It's An Art: First Messages To and From Marriage Pact Matches

There's nothing more important than first impressions. In the dating world, that means your first text, snap, DM, etc. So, what do you say?

  • Katherine Luong

AI Perspectives on Love

AI's unique take on love: Is it the future of relationships or a dystopian nightmare? Find out from my fascinating conversation with GPT-3.

  • Eden Gibson

How Important is Marriage to College Students, Really?

As much as the Marriage Pact would love to endow every participant with an everlasting romance, we understand that marriage isn’t the end goal for everyone.

  • Joy Zheng

Parenting Styles: A Follow-Up on Families and Love Lives

We're keeping it close to home by examining the crucial role your family plays in your love life—particularly the parenting styles you were parented under.

  • Allie O’Connor

Quantifying “It’s Complicated”: Looking at Singleness on a Spectrum

Let's jump right in: just how single are the students who take the Marriage Pact? What does that mean for their values and behaviors while in a relationship?

  • Allie O’Connor

Point of Pride or Policy Failure: What College Students Think About Billionaires

We take a look at the ethical (and economic) quandary of billionaires and, according to college students, whether or not they should exist.

  • Allie O’Connor

Kindred Spirits: Analyzing Who Believes in Soulmates

Are college students really looking for that one-in-a-million special someone, or does the predestined have no room in their relationships?

  • Ömercan Erol

Here Comes the Sun

Maybe next time you casanovas give someone your number, make sure it's sunny out.

  • Katherine Luong

Sorry, Not Sorry: When and How (Not) to Apologize

I discuss the core components of an effective apology, as well as when it's time to stop saying sorry for things out of your control.

  • Eden Gibson

Tech Bros (and Girls): How Gendered Influences Shape Computer Science Stereotypes — Part 2

What are some stereotypes associated with CS majors at different universities? How, if at all, do these patterns still hold across gendered lines?