USING PET NAMES ‘STRENGTH­ENS’ RO­MAN­TIC RE­LA­TION­SHIPS

The Gulf Today - Panorama - - HAVE YOU HEARD? -

The lan­guage of love is rich, per­sonal, and wrought with nu­ance, that is, if you’re dis­count­ing pet names. “Sweetie,” “mufin” and “baby” are just some of the trite monikers loved-up cou­ples give to one an­other, and while scep­tics will de­ride them for it, it turns out the earnest sweet­hearts are hav­ing the last laugh, be­cause re­search sug­gests using pet names ac­tu­ally makes your re­la­tion­ship stronger. Ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey of 1,026 adults con­ducted by Superdrug On­line Doc­tor, using pet names in­creases re­la­tion­ship sat­is­fac­tion by 16 per cent in the US and 9 per cent in Euro­pean coun­tries.

The sur­vey re­vealed that using pet names can be bene­i­cial be­cause it fos­ters a sense of in­ti­macy be­tween part­ners and boosts emo­tional con­nec­tions.

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