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Paired app launched

Paired makes the front page of 'The Times' on Saturday (03/10/20), with a 6-page feature



6 October 2020, 15:45
Paired logo

Chief Relationships Officer at Paired

In an exciting development, Professor Gabb is working in collaboration with Paired, a new app that is designed to enhance relationship quality through everyday interactions.

1 September 2020, 17:33
Relationship education

Relationship Education Resources

OU-Brook online relationship information resources for young people and an eLearning teaching pack designed for use in schools as part of sex and relationship education (SRE) curriculum are launched at the House of Commons (13/09/16), in an event hosted by cross-party MPs.

23 September 2016, 16:37
Jacqui Gabb impact award

Impact Award

In recognition of its innovative and wide ranging impact and public engagement activities, the inaugural Evelyn Gillian Research Impact Award (2016) was awarded to Jacqui Gabb at the International CRFR conference in Edinburgh.

23 September 2016, 16:35
Relationship handbook

Relationship Handbook

Findings have been published for a general readership in a self-help handbook, simultaneously serialized by the Daily Mail (1-5/02/2016).

23 September 2016, 16:32
Jacqui Gabb on media

Media coverage

Findings of the Enduring Love? study are presented on BBC World News Channel on 13/01/2014.

23 September 2016, 16:21
Marcen Coffee Maker

Art of Relationships

The Art of Relationships. A film and musical celebration of ‘enduring love’ ​

Friday May 27th 6 – 8 pm, at ‘The Vaults’ – Royal Society of Arts House, London 

16 May 2016, 09:32

Enduring Love? Findings, Dialogue, Future Directions

Tuesday 14 January 2014, 12:30-18:00
The British Library, Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

18 October 2013, 15:42

Couples Living Apart Together

About 10% of adults in Britain today are in a relationship but not living with their partner. On 26 May 2013, Jacqui Gabb was invited to respond to findings of an ESRC-funded research project on the phenomenon of "living apart together" (LAT).

At the project launch event in London, research findings were presented by the LAT project team. Jacqui spoke engaged with key themes in these findings and presented data from the Enduring Love? project. She also discussed ideas for cross-project collaboration.

29 April 2013, 11:45

The Secret of a Long-term Marriage

On 26 May 2013 Jacqui Gabb was invited to speak on BBC Radio 4's Women's Hour on how couples are sustaining long-term relationships.

In the broadcast Jacqui explored why friendship is critical in long-term relationships and how the idea of love is transfomed in these relationships. Jacqui also addressed the cultural and personal expectations surrounding sex and intimacy and the importance of finding ways to work through the stressors and bad times together.

Listen to the programme

29 April 2013, 11:41

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Contact us

For further details on the project and all media enquiries, please contact: 

Principal Investigator

Professor Jacqui Gabb

Chair of Sociology and Intimacy


The Open University
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
School of Social Sciences and Global Studies
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes