“Til death do us part.” “Happily ever after.” Are these even possible in this day and age? Do we even need to believe in these notions – are they necessary for happiness? What is the state of marriage today? Is the institution dead?! Dr. Helen Fisher, a world-renowned biological anthropologist, , chief scientific advisor to Chemistry.com and expert in the science of human attraction, says that marriage is not dead, but it is morphing into many supple, varied patterns. She says we no longer live in a “traditional marriage” culture. Older women are marrying younger men. Inter-racial marriages have increased dramatically. Homosexuals can now form legal bonds in several states. Older people are remarrying rather than settling with their children. Living together, commuter marriages, visiting marriages, polyamorous marriages, childless marriages, single-hood, bearing children out of wedlock, registered domestic partners, divorce, remarriage, step families: In short, we can no longer expect most people to spend most of their lives in one “traditional” style marriage. Dr. Fisher talks about our 21st century version of marriage, nationwide and worldwide trends in the institution of marriage and the ways in which we are currently looking for love. She shares results from the “Relationships in the 21st Century” poll that reveals some shocking insight into our attitudes toward who we’d consider marrying, what makes a successful marriage, and the importance, expectations and characteristics of a soul mate. More about Dr. Helen Fisher: Helen Fisher Ph.D., of Rutgers University, is a world-renowned biological anthropologist, author, and expert in the science of human attraction. She has been studying the chemistry in human relationships and attraction, has written four books on the topic and been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, 20/20 and the BBC, to name a few. She is the chief scientific advisor for Chemistry.com.