Dr. Marisa T. Cohen is a relationship researcher and coach, psychology professor, and Paired's very own Head of Couple Relationships. She is the author of 'From First Kiss to Forever: A Scientific Approach to Love', a book that relates relationship science research to everyday experiences and real relationship issues confronted by couples. She is also the author of 'Finding Love: The Scientific Take', a Psychology Today blog and 'Love Lessons', a Long Island Weekly newspaper column.
Her academic research has focused on people’s perceptions of success in early dating experiences and consensual non-monogamy. She has also conducted studies in partnership with dating sites to examine how online dating has evolved over time, and on ways to improve users’ experiences.
Dr. Cohen is passionate about discovering and sharing important research from the field, and has given guest lectures at locations including the 92nd Street Y, Strand Bookstore, and the New York Hall of Science. She is a 2021 TEDx Speaker, has appeared in segments for Newsweek, and is the subject of a piece focusing on her work, which aired on BRIC TV. Her work has been quoted in publications such as Bustle, Good Housekeeping, The Cut, InStyle, The Washington Post, Men’s Health, and Women’s Health. She has also appeared on many podcasts and radio shows to discuss the psychology of love and ways in which we can improve our relationships.