The ingredients of a happy relationship
Being affectionate, making decisions together and being honest are just some of the things that make a successful partnership.
That's according to over 1,100 American adults surveyed by social network Zoosk, who described themselves as being in a happy, committed relationship.
They were asked to share what they thought contributed to a happy relationship. Here are the results:
78% of happy couples share decision making evenly.
67% of happy couples manage finances together, instead of assigning it to one person.
66% of happy couples share household chores such as cooking, cleaning and laundry.
69% of happy couples kiss and show affection many times per day.
Tell the truth
70% agreed that it is not ok to tell "little white lies" to their partner to keep the peace.
Stay in shape
74% of blissful lovers say it is important that their partner maintains a good physical appearance
18% of respondents say that their partner's physical appearance is a main attraction
Avoid political discussions
37% in happy relationships never talk about politics and 47% do so only occasionally
My God is your God
71% in happy relationships share the same religious beliefs and traditions
72% of happy couples have real conversations about life, work, and family on a regular basis