Check­list: Are You Re­ally Per­fect For Each Other?

THE PER­FECT PAIRS TEND TO HAVE THESE THINGS IN COM­MON.

Men's Health (Singapore) - - AM -

Sci­en­tists and re­searchers have spent years study­ing happy cou­ples to find out what ex­actly keeps them on the same page, no mat­ter what.

While there’s no fool­proof guide to the best re­la­tion­ship, here are a few traits that tight cou­ples seem to have in com­mon:

1. YOU’RE BOTH BUSY BEES IN THE BED­ROOM

It’s no se­cret there are a lot of ben­e­fits to get­ting it on with your part­ner. A so­ci­ol­ogy study at the Univer­sity of Colorado found cou­ples who re­ported hav­ing sex at least two to three times a month were 33 per­cent more likely to re­port a higher level of hap­pi­ness than those who rarely strip down.

2. YOU’RE FRIENDS FIRST

It could eas­ily be said that the key to a suc­cess­ful re­la­tion­ship is to start with a strong, bal­anced bond. Re­searcher John Gottman found that cou­ples who shared a deep, abid­ing friend­ship were also highly sat­is­fied with their lev­els of sex, ro­mance and even pas­sion.

3. YOU SHARE SIM­I­LAR DRINK­ING HABITS

One of you may be a wine con­nois­seur, while the other one is a craft beer buff. Ei­ther way, re­searchers at the Buf­falo Re­search In­sti­tute found it’s not what you drink but how much you drink that in­flu­ences your re­la­tion­ship’s hap­pi­ness level. Cou­ples with mis­matched drink­ing habits – for ex­am­ple, one is a heavy drinker and the other is not – are more likely to break up com­pared to those who im­bibe equally, re­searchers say.

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