Checklist: Are You Really Perfect For Each Other?
THE PERFECT PAIRS TEND TO HAVE THESE THINGS IN COMMON.
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.