Maybe you're all alone on this evening of Valentine's Day, and, naturally, hoping to spend a quiet evening reading some Jewish communal policy documents. (Nothing soothes lonely hearts like research.)

Or maybe you and your significant other are home from your candlelit dinner, and you're ready to open up a bottle of Bordeaux, slip into something a little more comfortable, and... read Jewish communal policy documents. (Nothing says romance like research.)

Either way, we have just what you're looking for. Why not start with "More than Chemistry: The Romantic Choices of American Jews", by Sylvia Barack Fishman? Then move on to "New Jewish Matchmaking: A Quantitative Analysis of JDate Users", by Miriam P. Friedman. If you're ready to commit to a longer-term read, you could take the plunge into the June 2010 issue of Sh'ma, which focuses on the theme of Kiddushin (Jewish marriage).

Of course, if those publications only make you yearn for more, we have enough documents under the "Marriage" topic to keep you reading all night long.