Going on a date for extra credit

Nicole M. King | 30 July 2014
American professor encourages students to move away from the hook-up culture.

Men and women move in together with very different expectations

| 11 July 2013
Cohabiting men are less committed than their female partners.

“Friends with benefits”: but who benefits?

Mariette Ulrich | 17 August 2011
Three movies on the same ghastly topic in two short years? What’s up with that?

Marry, be happier, live longer

Carolyn Moynihan | 31 January 2011
A good, lasting marriage makes the spouses happier and healthier and increases their lifespan, compared with cohabitation. On average. That’s the net finding of a review of 148 studies in seven European countries, according to an editorial in the British Medical Journal.

Commitment, anyone?

Carolyn Moynihan | 02 July 2010
Further to an earlier post on delayed adulthood, USA Today recently ran a report headed “Dating for a decade?” on how young adults put off the commitment of marriage for years, even though they have “paired off” and typically live together. Nobody seems very upset about it.

Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@

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