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Buying a dog, giving up alcohol and banning social media – ways to save an ailing relationship

Quitting Facebook, ditching ‘unsuitable’ friends – and buying a dog – have been hailed as the best ways to save an ailing relationship. Researchers, who polled 2,000 Brits, found it often takes much more than a hug and a kiss to patch up a partnership after a nasty bust-up or rocky patch. The study discovered [...]


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Majority of pregnant brides still wear white wedding dresses

Six out of ten brides who were pregnant on their big day wore virginal white dresses, new research has revealed. A study into modern marriage trends found the traditional ‘no sex before marriage’ mantra is dead and buried despite it leaving them open to cheeky winks and nudges on their big day. It also emerged [...]


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60% of single women have planned part of their wedding

Six in ten single women have already planned aspects of their wedding – including choosing the dress they will wear and the flowers they will carry on their big day, new research has shown. A study found millions of women – who are still looking for Mr Right – have researched elements such as churches, [...]


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10 kisses a week and three date nights a month – the secret to a happy marriage

The secret to a happy marriage is kissing 10 times a week, going on three dates a month – and saying ‘I love you’ on nine occasions every week, a new US survey has revealed. Researchers, who carried out a detailed study among 1,000 married Americans, also found three surprise romantic gestures and 10 deep and [...]


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Katie, Sophie and Louise – the names of the best wives

Women called Katie, Sophie and Louise make the best wives – while the best husbands are men named David, Andrew and Daniel, it has been revealed. A light-hearted study of 2,000 adults looked at the virtues associated with common first names based on their experiences with their own partners as well as those of friends, [...]


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Mr/Mrs Right live only 40 miles away…

If you’re looking for love, you shouldn’t have to travel too far – because the perfect partner lives just 41 miles away, a survey has revealed. Researchers polled 2000 devoted adults in a relationship to pinpoint the distance between them and their other half when they first met. The study found the average distance was 41.5 [...]


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The Perfect proposal – a complete surprise, 3 years and 4 months in, with a ring over £1000

The average woman now expects her wedding proposal to be on a romantic break, with a ring worth over £1,000 – in Cornwall, it has been revealed. A study was carried out amongst 2,000 unmarried women who are hoping their other half will soon pop the question. Researchers found the average girl wants to be [...]


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The ‘dream’ honeymoon now features ‘adrenaline-fuelled activities’ alongside sun and sand (INFOGRAPHIC)

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The traditional romantic beach honeymoon is becoming a thing of the past, with newlyweds now seeking a mix of relaxation – and adrenaline-fuelled activities, it has emerged. The trend was revealed from a study which found an increase in the number of couples who want more than sun, sea and sand from their first holiday [...]


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Mapping marriage – third year the happiest, fifth year is ‘hardest to overcome’

The third year of marriage is the happiest one, new research has revealed. A study of 2,000 married adults found a year of post-wedding exhilaration is followed by a year of getting to know each other – but the third year marks the point when couples begin to settle into a comfortable co-existence, having come [...]


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‘Making do’ – one in seven aren’t with the love of their life

One in seven adults is in a long term relationship with someone they do not class as ‘the love of their life’, a study has revealed. The research found of those, 73% have ‘made do’ with their partner because their ‘true love’ slipped through their fingers. And shockingly, a quarter of all adults have been [...]


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