english scientists are planning to study speed dating, american scientists have already done it - basically it all happens in the first 3 seconds (are they hot? yes, it's on. everything else is largely irrelevant)
the BBC studies this, in only the way the BBC can: interpreting facial expressions, testing ability to spot fake smiles, and brain events when in love are pretty similar to that occurring with mental illness (in love? you're crazy!)
much like franky goes to hollywood, the ancient Greeks had many words for love, that between friends, between family, what essentially translates to 'cherishing', and passionate, or sexual love. Perhaps, however, what modern media propogates as 'love' is actually limerance, even though it's actually neither love nor sexual attraction.
economists calculate the relative utility function of wives vs whores
and just coz it's great: Israel has an anti-semitic cartoon contest (“We’ll show the world we can do the best, sharpest, most offensive Jew hating cartoons ever published! No Iranian will beat us on our home turf!”), and because it's idiotic but unsurprising: American defence chiefs plan for conflict in dozens of countries and lasting for decades. f'in idiots.