Content by Molly Fedick
Turns out your gossipy girlfriend isn't the final authority on relationships—there’s actually a professional in that area. Meet Eli Finkel, associate professor of psychology at Northwestern University. In the Northwestern Self-Control and Relationships Lab, Finkel and his colleagues study everything from why we choose certain partners to how newer trends like speed dating influence our romantic choices. Here, Finkel answers a few questions about his career studying the science of attraction.