Logan Ury

Logan Ury

“Logan Ury brings a fresh and youthful perspective to the study of dating, mating and behavioral psychology.” -- Esther Perel, author of the best-selling books Mating in Captivity and The State of Affairs

I am a 2018 TED Resident, behavioral economics researcher, and dating coach. I'm currently writing a book with Simon & Schuster on how to make better decisions in romantic relationships. 

My coaching style applies insights from behavioral economics to romantic relationships to help people find and build fulfilling partnerships.

I also guide clients through critical decision-making points in their relationships, including potential breakups.

I formerly ran the Irrational Lab, Google’s behavioral economics team, alongside Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational.

I work with Mating in Captivity author Esther Perel on a variety of projects. I also collaborate with relationship scientist Dr. John Gottman and The Gottman Institute on articles and a video series. (The Emotional Bank Account and The Easiest Way to Improve Your Relationship.)

I started the Talks at Google: Modern Romance series, where I  interviewed world-renowned dating and relationship experts. I  discussed monogamy and marriage with Dan Savage and Esther Perel and the secrets to a happy marriage with Drs. John and Julie Gottman.  

I’ve written about dating and relationships for TIME, Thrive Global, PopSugar, The Forward, P.S. I Love You, and more. I was featured on several recent episodes of HBO’s VICE News Tonight about the #MeToo movement.

My TED talk, Designing For Love, will be posted in Fall 2018.

My Talks at Google:
Modern Romance series

Modern Romance: 
Esther Perel + Dan Savage

Logan talks to author and sex advice columnist Dan Savage, as well as "Mating In Captivity" author Esther Perel, in the fifth of our Modern Romance talks. They discuss infidelity, new models for marriage, abstinence-only sex education, and monogamy


Modern Romance: 
Dan Ariely 

Logan talks to behavioral economist and "Predictably Irrational" author Dan Ariely in the second of our Modern Romance talks. They discuss the paradox of choice in the "Age of Tinder," why a canoe is the best place to test your long-term compatibility, and other research-based insights and advice for modern dating and relationships.