Famous Essays About Love

Alain de Bottom is a Swiss born English writer, essayist, novelist, and television presenter, best known for his works such as ‘The Architecture of Happiness’, ‘Status Anxiety’, and ‘The Consolations of Philosophy’. Alain debuted as a writer at the age of 23 with ‘Essays in Love’, which focused on the idea and complications of love and became a best-seller. ‘How Proust Can Change Your Life’ is one of the non-fiction works published by Alain. Alain’s book ‘The Architecture of Happiness’, described the reflection of personality traits on Modernist and vernacular architecture. Alain co-founded an educational and cultural institution ‘The School of Life’ in 2008 in London. His books ‘Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion’ and ‘How to Think More About Sex’ were also well-received by the readers. In 2013, he published ‘Art as Therapy’ that was followed by ‘The News: A User’s Manual’ in 2014. Alain published his latest book ‘The Course of Love’ in 2016. His writings, essays, work and quotations provide insights about love, life, relationships and education system. We have excerpted his quotes and sayings from his writings, interviews, essays and life. Here is a collection of thoughts, sayings and quotes by the sought-after novelist on marriage, happiness, travel and life.

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- The Architecture of Happiness, Alain de Botton
- Status Anxiety, Alain de Botton


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- On Love, Alain de Botton
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- The Consolations of Philosophy, Alain de Botton


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- The Art of Travel, Alain de Botton


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50 Great Articles and Essays about Love and Relationships

Essays and short articles about love and life, relationships, dating and friendship

Love and Life

Masters of Love by Emily Esfahani Smith

Science says lasting relationships come down to — you guessed it —kindness and generosity

This is Emo by Chuck Klosterman

No woman will ever satisfy me. I know that now, and I would never try to deny it. But this is actually okay, because I will never satisfy a woman, eithe

How to Pick Your Life Partner by Tim Urban

To a frustrated single person, life can often feel like this... (part 2 is here)

My Superpower Is Being Alone Forever by Joe Berkowitz and Joanna Neborsky

Sometimes when a radiant single lady comes floating along the sidewalk like a dream, I think about stopping her. But I never would...

True Love by Haruki Murakami

On seeing the 100% perfect girl one beautiful april morning

It's Not Them, It's You by Jen Doll

The plight of the single lady

Liking Is for Cowards by Jonathan Franzen

Do I need to point out that - absent some wild, anthropomorphizing projection in which my BlackBerry felt sad about the waning of my love for it - our relationship was entirely one-sided? Let me point it out anyway

12 Revelations About Sex by Alain de Botton

In order to transcend the discomfort that sex typically stirs, you may need to radically rethink desire, marriage, fidelity, and much more

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In Relationships, Be Deliberate by Emily Esfahani Smith and Galena Rhoades

For milestones like moving in together, intent (rather than chronology) determines success

Does a More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex? by Lori Gottlieb

The very qualities that lead to greater emotional satisfaction in equal marriages may be having an unexpectedly negative impact on these couples' sex lives

Size Matters by Adam Gopnik

Why short men make better husbands

Farting in Love by Tracy Clark-Flory

It's a dreaded but inevitable stage in every relationship: Admitting the basic fact of our human digestive tracts

I Think You're Fat by A. J. Jacobs

Experiments in radical honesty


Dating Online by Emily Witt

This was not a way to live. A man would go to a bar alone, I told myself. So I went to a bar alone

Love Me Tinder by Emily Witt

Until recently, hookup apps were straightforward but sleazy. Then along came Tinder...

Tinder and the Dawn of the "Dating Apocalypse" by Nancy Jo Sales

As romance gets swiped from the screen, some twentysomethings aren't liking what they see

Looking for Someone by Nick Paumgarten

Sex, love, and loneliness on the Internet

A Million First Dates by Dan Slater

How online romance is threatening monogamy

Mormons, Orthodox Jews and the Dating Crisis by Jon Birger

Believe it or not, the rise in Mormon breast implants and $100,000 Jewish dowries can explain why you're alone on Friday night(!!)

Dating by Numbers by Kevin Poulsen

How a math genius hacked OkCupid to find true love


Why We Cheat by Lisa Taddeo

That's what I want to know. If you're going to wreck some other person's world, what's the good thing you're going to get?

The Cuckold by James Harms

The top of her head is the first thing to come into view, then her face, her face. Her face had a look that I understood before I fully realized I was understanding it

Is Pornography Adultery? by Ross Douthat

Nothing in the long history of erotica compares with the way millions of Americans experience porn today, and our moral intuitions are struggling to catch up


How Friendships Change in Adulthood by Julie Beck

We need to catch up soon!

Friends of a Certain Age by Alex Williams

Why Is It Hard to Make Friends Over 30?

A Guide to Friendship, Schmoozing, and Social Advancement by Glenn O'Brien

Finding the best others we can is part of the natural-selection mechanism, and it's far safer than rock climbing

Are Your Friends Making You Fat? by Clive Thompson

Could behaviour be contagious?

The Man Date by Jennifer 8. Lee

The delicate posturing began with the phone call....

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The Psychology of Love

Love by Lauren Slater

Scientists say that the brain chemistry of infatuation is akin to mental illness—which gives new meaning to ‘madly in love'

The Biology of Attraction by Helen E. Fisher

A comprehensive review of the biological underpinnings of sexual behaviour, from flirting and courtship to infidelity and break-ups

Love Is Like Cocaine by Helen Fisher

From ecstasy to withdrawal, the lover resembles an addict

There's No Such Thing as Everlasting Love by Emily Esfahani Smith

Are emotions no more than "micro-moments of positivity resonance?

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Men, Women, Sex And Darwin by Natalie Angier

A critical look at the widely held belief that all men want to play the field, while women are programmed for monogamy

Safe-Sex Lies by Meghan Daum

I've gone into more than a few relationships with the safest of intentions and discarded them soon after, and my hunch is that I'm not the only one…

Why My Wife Won't Sleep With Me by Sean Elder

Confessions of a dependent male

Deeply, Truly (but Not Physically) in Love by Lauren Slater

A personal account of the difficulties of maintaining a relationship when the sex has dried up

Women Who Want to Want by Daniel Bergner

More than by any other sexual problem — the elusiveness of orgasm, say, or pain during sex — women feel plagued by low desire...

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Kids These Days

No Labels, No Drama, Right? by Jordana Narin

Every time his name popped up on my phone, my heart raced. Still, we were never more than semiaffiliated...

Why Developing Serious Relationships in Your 20s Matters by Elizabeth Spiers

Are you in your twenties? Have you been told that now is your time to build your own life and not worry about things like settling down and having children?

Like. Flirt. Ghost. by Mary H. K. Choi

A Journey Into the Social Media Lives of Teens

Friends Without Benefits by Nancy Jo Sales

How dating apps, social media and porn are reshaping tennager's lives

Boys on the Side by Hanna Rosin

Is the hookup culture an engine of female progress?

50 more articles about growing up


Why We Love by Helen Fisher

"The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love."

Essays in Love by Alain De Botton

Charting a relationship, from the first blush to the final heartbreak.

A General Theory of Love by Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini and Richard Lannon

The science of love.

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