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Courtship and Pairing

Finding and assessing an optimal match for partnership and parenting.
Creative approaches to optimizing multi- generational family and kinship

Although not always recognized for its long-term consequences, the choice of a partner has a critical effect on an individual's future life, their family and future generations. Making an optimal match is a matter of major consequence for the individual, the family, the neighbourhood and the tribe. Elders and mentors with foresight and wisdom can assist their relations in choosing well.

Courtship and Pairing Resources

Hannah Fry: The mathematics of love | TED Talk

Continental courtship and pairing film
Finding the right mate is no cakewalk -- but is it even mathematically likely? In a charming talk, mathematician Hannah Fry shows patterns in how we look for love, and gives her top three tips (verified by math!) for finding that special someone.

Psychology Finally Reveals the Answer to Finding Your Soulmate

Continental courtship and pairing article
What do we really know about soulmates? Psychology is finally shedding light on the mystery that encapsulates so many hearts and minds around the world in an effort to understand what truly makes two people compatible for a relationship. "Dr. John Gottman,...

25 Ways to Prepare for Marriage other than Dating

Continental courtship and pairing book
One Christian's perspective on the self development and skills necessary before marriage.

How To Make Someone Fall In Love With You

Continental courtship and pairing article
Researchers asked couples how they fell in love and 11 things came up over and over.

The Science of Happily Ever After: What Really Matters in the Quest for Enduring Love

Continental courtship and pairing book
A playful exploration of the science behind compatibility, Dr. Ty Tashiro explores how and why people fall in love. As a relationship psychologist, Dr. Tashiro presents scientific research data on partnership and why peoples decision-making abilities...

How We Choose a Partner

Local courtship and pairing article
Questions about why people choose or end up falling in love with who they do.

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