Why and how do we fall in love? In these TED Talks, scientists, psychologists, poets and painters explore the mystery of romance.

Video playlists about Love

Sex: Can we talk?

9 talks • 2h 11m
A few things you've always wanted to know about sex: why we enjoy it, how to explain it, and, importantly, how flowers do it.

In the mood for love

11 talks • 2h 33m
Love: it’s what makes the world go round. And also: all you need. As well as that thing, in addition to war, in which all is fair. Here, TED Talks about this most basic of human emotions.

Talks that just might save your relationship

8 talks • 2h 9m
No matter how long you've been together, it never hurts to have a little refresher course on what really matters.

The weird science of love

5 talks • 1h 28m
Love often feels inexplicable, the most unpredictable of forces. Using science, math and methodical observation, these speakers offer clues to understanding it.
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Exclusive articles about Love

How to be lucky in love

Being lucky in love isn’t like being struck by lightning — it’s a lot less random (and painful). Psychologist Barry Schwartz and biological anthropologist Helen Fisher share the...
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TED Books

TED Books: The Mathematics of Love

The Mathematics of Love: Patterns, Proofs and the Search for the Ultimate Equation

by Hannah Fry
In this must-have for anyone who wants to better understand their love life, mathematician Hannah Fry pulls back the curtain and reveals the hidden patterns—from dating sites to divorce, sex to marriage—behind the rituals of love. Buy now

TRH: How We Love

Episode: How We Love

Love is instinctive and essential. But what is it that brings certain people together? In this hour, TED speakers examine the mystery of connection and relationships. Listen now