All you need is love: experts on the changing face of modern romance

My business is at the back end of that story, digging about in the emotional debris left in its wake: fraudulent love, dead love, dirty love, broken love, unrequited love, failed love and all the many ways that love betrays our initial optimism.

I’ve spent some 40 years studying the science of love – my colleagues and I have put more than 100 people in a brain scanner, using magnetic resonance imaging to track the brain circuitry of romantic love and feelings of attachment to a partner.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte