Dr. Helen Fisher, drhelenfisher for Chemistry.com Blog Site

Dr. Helen Fisher, whom Time magazine called the queen mum of romance research, is an internationally renowned biological anthropologist and the world's most quoted expert on the science of human attraction. She studies the brain chemistry of romantic love, what she calls the madness of the gods. As Chief Scientific Advisor, she helped develop Chemistry.com, the sister site of Match.com. More than ten million people in 40 countries have taken Fisher's personality test. She has authored five internationally best-selling books, appeared on most major news outlets, including The Today Show, 20/20, The Colbert Report and Oprah, and lectured at the Smithsonian, TED, Harvard Medical School, The World Economic Forum at Davos, and the United Nations and many other podiums. Her recent book, Why Him? Why Her?, discusses why we are naturally drawn to particular people, how to read your date, and how to achieve natural intimacy with him or her. When asked whether all her basic research has jeopardized her own feelings of romantic love, she replies, "You can know every single ingredient in a piece of chocolate."

About Dr. Helen Fisher

Single & Clueless: He forgets & She Never Forgets February 16, 2012

Single & Clueless asks Dr. Helen Fisher: Why do men seem more forgetful and women never forget?

So many times I have begun reminiscing with a boyfriend about a holiday we shared, a movie we saw, or a trip we took—only to discover how little he remembered of the event. | more…

Single & Clueless: Why Do Men Fudge Their Height & Women Fudge Their Weight? January 10, 2012

By Dr. Helen Fisher, Chief Scientific Advisor for Chemistry.com

Single & Clueless asks, why do men fudge their height and women fudge their weight?

Courtship is not about honesty; it’s about winning.  Don’t get me wrong:  honesty pays off—big time.  But I’m not surprised that men may add an inch or so to their height if asked about their stature and women will subtract a few pounds if asked about her weight. | more…

Single & Clueless: Men Over Simplify, Women Over Analyze November 29, 2011

By Dr. Helen Fisher, Chief Scientific Advisor for Chemistry.com

Single & Clueless asks, why do men seem to over simplify and women over analyze?

“Get to the point!”  He said. “Which point?”  She said.  Men and women think differently.  We all collect reams of data when we think, put these bits of information into patterns, and weigh these variables as we make decisions.  As Plato said, “When the mind is thinking; it is talking to itself.”  A committee meeting in progress in your head.   But psychologists report that when women think, they | more…