Granted, I have far more experience screwing up relationships than making them work well, but I still wanted to take a stab at a “healthy relationship” post. If you love your partner, you shouldn’t have to be told to hold hands and watch sunsets together. Things like the role of fighting, hurting each other’s feelings, dealing with dissatisfaction or feeling the occasional attraction for other people. That article explained that many of our culture’s tacitly accepted relationship habits secretly erode intimacy, trust and happiness. Not only has he been studying intimate relationships for more than 40 years, but he practically invented the field.

He then combines all of this data together to predict whether your marriage sucks or not.

His “thin-slicing” process boasts a staggering 91% success rate in predicting whether newly-wed couples will divorce within 10 years — a staggeringly high result for any psychological research.

Our latest research compares overall interest in dating against established measures and events like economic factors, key political moments, and popular culture phenomena such as Royal Fever to reveal the factors that impact Australians’ dating habits.

The e Harmony Dating Index measured interest in dating from 2012 – 2014 using Google search data for relevant terms like ‘online dating’ and ‘date venues’, social media mentions of phrases such as ‘date tonight’, and traffic to e au, to plot daily interest in dating on a scale between 0 and 100.

With the Australian Open and Australia Day long weekend in late January, we can expect to see Aussies going on more dates which makes it an exciting time for both singles and couples.

To make the most of this period, Melanie suggests that singles take advantage of the social atmosphere and keep an eye out for potential matches.

It found that the average daily score for Australia is 41.

Among the findings, the Index shows that yearly interest in love and dating starts to climb from the end of September and continues to surge around the AFL and NRL grand finals, as well as the October Labour Day long weekend, when the Dating Index increases by approximately seven points over the daily average score – suggesting that the warmer weather, combined with the extra time off work and national sporting excitement are the perfect boosters to dating activity.

She dated one of them on the down low for two years because she was embarrassed by how he behaved in public.