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Relationship anarchy

Relationship anarchy is the application of anarchist principles to intimate relationships. Some especially important values include autonomy, anti-hierarchical practices, lack of state control, anti-normativity, and community interdependence. RA ...

Relationship aspect

In psychology and sociology, relationship aspect refers to the quality of interpersonal cooperation in terms of intuitive, emotional and social inner relatedness, which makes people feel connected outside of the content aspect. Openness, honesty, ...

Couples therapy

Marriage counseling originated in Germany in the 1920s as part of the eugenics movement. The first institutes for marriage counseling in the United States began in the 1930s, partly in response to Germanys medically directed, racial purification ...

Relationship register

A relationship register is an alternative to marriage that provides legal proof of a relationship. This may be useful in issues relating to tax, retirement accounts, government payments, immigration or medical emergencies. Most states and territo ...

Reproductive value (social psychology)

Reproductive value is a term used in social psychology to describe the level of attractiveness of women. The reproduction value theory introduces a mechanism that men unintentionally use when "searching" for a partner. The level of the RV is deci ...

Resource acquisition ability

Resource acquisition ability is a term in social psychology and the sexual opposite of the reproductive value, introducing an unintentional mechanism used by women when selecting a male partner. The RAA is focused on some factors: Personal histor ...

Romance film

Romance films or romance movies are romantic love stories recorded in visual media for broadcast in theaters and on TV that focus on passion, emotion, and the affectionate romantic involvement of the main characters and the journey that their lov ...

Romantic comedy

Romantic comedy is a subgenre of comedy and slice-of-life fiction, focusing on lighthearted, humorous plot lines centered on romantic ideas, such as how true love is able to surmount most obstacles. One dictionary definition is "a funny movie, pl ...

Roommate

A roommate is a person with whom one shares a living facility such as a room or dormitory except when being family or romantically involved. Similar terms include dormmate, suitemate, housemate, or flatmate. Flatmate is the term most commonly use ...

Sarong party girl

Sarong party girl is a derogatory term used in Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia for ethnic Asian women that exclusively date or socialize with white men.

Secret admirer

A secret admirer is an individual who feels adoration, fondness or love for another person without disclosing his or her identity to that person, and who may send gifts or love letters to his or her crush.

Secret dating

Terms like secret dating, private dating or secret romance refer to the concept of dating or romance between people who wish keep it private from others they might otherwise normally inform. It often overlaps with concepts like forbidden love. It ...

Self-evaluation maintenance theory

Self-evaluation maintenance concerns discrepancies between two people in a relationship. The theory posits that two people in a relationship each aim to keep themselves feeling good psychologically through a comparison process to the other person ...

Sexual fluidity

Sexual fluidity is one or more changes in sexuality or sexual identity. Sexual orientation is stable and unlikely to change for the vast majority of people, but some research indicates that some people may experience change in their sexual orient ...

Sexual orientation

Sexual orientation is an enduring pattern of romantic or sexual attraction to persons of the opposite sex or gender, the same sex or gender, or to both sexes or more than one gender. These attractions are generally subsumed under heterosexuality, ...

Sheng nu

Sheng nu is a derogatory term popularized by the All-China Womens Federation that classifies women who remain unmarried in their late twenties and beyond. Most prominently used in China, the term has also been used colloquially to refer to women ...

Showmance

A showmance, also known as show romance, is a romance that develops between two individuals in theater, or on films and television series and between reality show contestants or participants for the running period of the show. When the two active ...

Shyness

Shyness is the feeling of apprehension, lack of comfort, or awkwardness especially when a person is around other people. This commonly occurs in new situations or with unfamiliar people. Shyness can be a characteristic of people who have low self ...

Sibling relationship

Siblings play a unique role in one anothers lives that simulates the companionship of parents as well as the influence and assistance of friends. Because siblings often grow up in the same household, they have a large amount of exposure to one an ...

Side hug

A side hug is a display of affection in which a person hugs another by putting one arm around their shoulders, rather than both arms around them. This can be useful for example when posing for a photograph, or if an ordinary hug for some reason i ...

Significant other

Significant other is colloquially used as a gender-neutral term for a persons partner in an intimate relationship without disclosing or presuming anything about marital status, relationship status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Synonyms ...

Simmelian tie

A simmelian tie is a type of an interpersonal tie, a concept used in the social network analysis. For a simmelian tie to exist, there must be three or more of reciprocal strong ties in a group. A simmelian tie is seen as an even stronger tie than ...

Single person

In legal definitions for interpersonal status, a single person is someone who is unmarried, not in a serious, committed relationship or not part of a civil union. In common usage, the term single is often used to refer to someone who is not invol ...

Singles event

A singles event is an activity or program made available specifically to the romantically unattached, often with the underlying or explicit purpose of fostering dating or relationships among attendees. A singles event with a cocktail party-type a ...

Social facilitation

Social facilitation is defined as improvement in individual performance when working with other people rather than alone. In addition to working together with other people, social facilitation also occurs in mere presence of other people. Previou ...

Social intelligence

Social intelligence is the capacity to know oneself and to know others. Social Intelligence develops from experience with people and learning from success and failures in social settings. It is more commonly referred to as" tact,”" Common sense,” ...

Social isolation

Social isolation is a state of complete or near-complete lack of contact between an individual and society. It differs from loneliness, which reflects temporary and involuntary lack of contact with other humans in the world. Social isolation can ...

Social perception

Social perception is the study of how people form impressions of and make inferences about other people as sovereign personalities. Social perception refers to identifying and utilizing social cues to make judgments about social roles, rules, rel ...

Social preferences

Social preferences are a type of preferences studied in behavioral and experimental economics and social psychology. A person exhibits social preferences if he/she not only cares about his/her own material payoff, but also the reference groups pa ...

Social rejection

Social rejection occurs when an individual is deliberately excluded from a social relationship or social interaction. The topic includes interpersonal rejection, romantic rejection and familial estrangement. A person can be rejected by individual ...

Social relation

In social science, a social relation or social interaction is any relationship between two or more individuals. Social relations derived from individual agency form the basis of social structure and the basic object for analysis by social scienti ...

Sociometer

Sociometer theory is a theory of self-esteem from an evolutionary psychological perspective which proposes that self-esteem is a gauge of interpersonal relationships. This theoretical perspective was first introduced by Mark Leary and colleagues ...

Sociometry

Sociometry is a qualitative method for measuring social relationships. It was developed by psychotherapist Jacob L. Moreno and Helen Hall Jennings in their studies of the relationship between social structures and psychological well-being, and us ...

Spinster

Spinster is a term referring to an unmarried woman who is older than what is perceived as the prime age range during which women usually marry. It can also indicate that a woman is considered unlikely to ever marry. The term originally denoted a ...

Stranger

A stranger is a person who is unknown to another person or group. Because of this unknown status, a stranger may be perceived as a threat until their identity and character can be ascertained. Different classes of strangers have been identified f ...

Sympathy

Sympathy is the perception, understanding, and reaction to the distress or need of another life form. This sympathetic concern is driven by a switch in viewpoint from a personal perspective to the perspective of another group or individual who is ...

Term of endearment

A term of endearment is a word or phrase used to address or describe a person, animal or inanimate object for which the speaker feels love or affection. Terms of endearment are used for a variety of reasons, such as parents addressing their child ...

Triangulation (psychology)

Triangulation is a manipulation tactic where one person will not communicate directly with another person, instead using a third person to relay communication to the second, thus forming a triangle. It also refers to a form of splitting in which ...

Trust management (managerial science)

Trust management can be conceptualized in two ways. First, as a process by which an individual becomes trustworthy for other individuals and second, as a process of assessing the reliability of other individuals. Both concepts of trust are consid ...

Unpopularity

Although the mechanisms may be different for withdrawn and aggressive children, it appears that unpopular adolescents are indeed caught in a variety of vicious cycles wherever they turn for identity or intimacy support. More popular peers, rather ...

Unregistered cohabitation

Unregistered cohabitation is a legal status given to same-sex or opposite-sex couples in certain jurisdictions. They may be similar to common-law marriages. More specifically, unregistered cohabitation may refer to: Domestic relationships in Vict ...

Video interaction guidance

Video interaction guidance is a video feedback intervention through which a" guider” helps a client to enhance communication within relationships. The client is guided to analyse and reflect on video clips of their own interactions. Applications ...

Waiter Rule

The Waiter Rule refers to a common belief that ones true character can be gleaned from how one treats staff or service workers, such as a "waiter". The rule was one of William H Swansons 33 Unwritten Rules of Management, copied from Dave Barrys v ...

Weroom

Weroom is the first international social network dedicated to flatsharing. It is a platform for those seeking or offering rooms in a flatshare. The company was launched in 2013 by Thomas Villeneuve. With more than 300.000 users worldwide, Weroom ...

Womance

A womance is a close but non-sexual, non-romantic relationship between two or more women. It is an exceptionally tight affectional, homosocial female bonding relationship exceeding that of usual friendship, and is distinguished by a particularly ...

Work spouse

Work spouse is a phrase, mostly in American English, referring to a co-worker, usually of the opposite sex, with whom one shares a special relationship, having bonds similar to those of a marriage. A work spouse may not just be a co-worker, but c ...

Zero-acquaintance personality judgments

A zero-acquaintance situation requires a perceiver to make a judgment about a target with whom the perceiver has had no prior social interaction. These judgments can be made using a variety of cues, including brief interactions with the target, v ...

Compassion

Compassion motivates people to go out of their way to help the physical, mental, or emotional pains of another and themselves. Compassion is often regarded as having sensitivity, an emotional aspect to suffering, though when based on cerebral not ...

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense, and overcomes negative emotions such as resentment and vengeance. Theorists differ, however, in the extent to ...

Friendship

Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people. It is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an association, and has been studied in academic fields such as communication, sociology, social psychology, anthropology, and philo ...

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