About LoveScience and Duana Welch

Although many relationship advice columns exist, LoveScience is the only one that presents not only what to do and how to do it—but the science behind the advice. Now a best-seller in the relationship and behavioral science categories at Amazon.com, LoveScience is also available at www.LoveScienceMedia.com.

Its author, Duana C. Welch, Ph.D., (pronounced DWAY-nah) is known for using social science to solve real-life relationship issues.  She is the author of Love Factually: 10 Proven Steps from I Wish to I Do (2015)—the first science-based book to take you from before you meet until you commit to The One.  The book is updating and re-launching with Running Press, a division of Hachette Book Group, in June of 2018. Duana launched LoveScience in 2009.  Duana is also a contributor at Psychology Today and at eHarmony and elsewhere, taught psychology at Austin, Texas universities, was twice voted Professor of the Year, and received a NISOD Teaching Excellence award in 2012. Duana resides with her husband, daughter, and assorted critters in Eugene, Oregon.  She sees clients at her downtown office there and via Skype, nationally and internationally. She enjoys embracing her inner nerd, hiking with her dog, and loving her beloveds.

 For further information, please email her at Duana@LoveScienceMedia.com.    


All information at LoveScienceMedia.com is sole property of and is copyrighted by Duana C. Welch, Ph.D. and LoveScience Media. The opinions expressed are hers, based on her interpretation of the existing relationship research. Duana C. Welch, Ph.D. and LoveScience Media shall be held harmless and are not liable for the results of using the advice in LoveScience; science gives odds of an event occurring, but even the most rigorous research cannot predict exactly what will happen in your life.

If you want your letter or question to appear, email her at duana@lovesciencemedia.com.  If your letter is chosen, identifying information will be removed and the letter will be edited for length and to protect your anonymity prior to publication.   Please note that all letters may be used at any time on-site or in any of LoveScience Media’s books, but that whatever form they appear in, they will always be anonymized first.  If your letter is not chosen for publication, you will still receive a personal response from Duana.

More About Duana Welch

Duana C. Welch, Ph.D. (pronounced DWAY-nuh; born Nov. 14, 1968) is the relationship advice columnist known for applying social science research to reader questions about a variety of romantic-relationship issues.  Her blog, “LoveScience: Research-based relationship advice for everyone” is a best-seller in the relationship and behavioral science categories at Amazon.com, and is also available free at www.LoveScienceMedia.com.   Duana launched LoveScience in 2009.  She’s also a regular contributor at Psychology Today and eHarmony, where she muses about relationship science.  Duana’s book, Love Factually: 10 Proven Steps from I Wish to I Do, released in January, 2015; it is the first science-based book to take readers from before they meet until they commit to The One.  The book is updating and re-launching with Running Press, a division of Hachette Book Group, in June of 2018. 

Duana Welch earned her Ph.D. in developmental psychology at the University of Florida, Gainesville in 1998.  Her prior psychology degrees included a master’s from the University of Florida in 1995, and a bachelor’s from Southwestern University at Georgetown, TX, in 1991.  Upon attaining her doctorate, Welch served as an assistant professor at California State University, Fullerton from 1998-2004, where she taught and conducted research that resulted in numerous peer-reviewed scientific psychology articles.  While there, Welch was twice voted Professor Of The Year by CSUF psychology students, in 2001 and 2003.  A family illness resulted in her return to her home state of Texas, where she became an adjunct professor of psychology at Austin-area colleges and universities prior to launching LoveScience in 2009.  She taught psychology for seven years at Austin Community College, where she received the NISOD Teaching Excellence award in 2012.  Additionally, Welch has more than a decade of experience in private consultations with clients who want to find, date or commit to a long-term partner. She currently sees clients nationally and internationally via Skype, and in her office in Eugene, Oregon. 

Like other advice columns, LoveScience answers reader queries about any aspect of romantic love.  However, LoveScience is the only relationship advice column based in social science rather than opinion, experience, clinical expertise, politics, or religion—to provide actionable advice for its readers.  It is also the only such forum where the author regularly answers reader questions not only in the posts, but also in the comments after each post, so that readers have an on-going, respectful dialogue with the author and with one another. 

When not responding to reader queries, Duana Welch enjoys living in Eugene, Oregon, where she resides with her husband, daughter, and assorted critters.  Her hobbies include hiking with her dog, embracing her inner nerd, and sampling dark chocolate.