You find each other compassionate, smart, attractive, and funny? All good things! But some signs of an amazing relationship are way less obvious…
Do you spoon while you sleep? If so, that’s a good sign: Partners who sleep less than an inch from each other are more likely to have happy relationships than the ones who keep to opposite sides of the bed, according to a recent survey.
Saying “thanks” may be just as crucial as saying “I love you.” Research shows that expressing gratitude toward each other is extremely beneficial to your relationship.
According to a recent study, a dude’s good health and upbeat personality could make a relationship better off. It’s one-sided, but it’s an interesting tidbit nonetheless.
And we don’t just mean that you can both recite every word of Anchorman. When you use the same function words—such as pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions, and quantifiers—you have a higher likelihood of getting together and keeping it together, per a recent study.
Another great excuse to pucker up: Research shows that lots of kissing equals lots of relationship satisfaction.
If you have a standing Friday night dinner with your couple friends, give yourself a round of applause: Double dating helps build stronger bonds, according to a recent study.
This is a good sign if you have young children—you see, spouses with kids ages four to seven have a better chance of avoiding a split if the woman makes more than the man, per recent research.