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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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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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A key to their home and co-signing cards among top 50 signs you’re in a ‘serious’ relationship (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Planning a holiday, driving each other’s cars and having a key to your partner’s flat are all signs a relationship has gotten SERIOUS, a new survey has shown. The findings emerged in a study of 2,000 people, revealing the top 50 things which indicate a couple are past the ‘seeing each other’ phase of a [...]


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Losing the ‘spark’ – three quarters of couples admit their relationship has fallen flat

Just one in four couples admit they still have a ‘sparkle’ in their relationship, a study has revealed. Researchers polled 2,000 couples – and found many felt their passion and fizz had long gone. One in ten said the sparkle started to fade within the first year together, and 16% said it went within months [...]


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A kiss goodbye and an unprompted ‘I Love You’ – the most wanted romantic gifts

Women don’t want sexy underwear for Valentine’s Day – just a kiss goodbye on the way to work and an unprompted ‘I love you’, research has found. A detailed study carried out among 5,000 adults found most would prefer a simple kiss goodbye rather than lingerie. In fact as many as two thirds of women [...]


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The ‘perfect girlfriend’ – 5ft 5, white wine drinker and has to love football…

The ‘perfect girlfriend’ is 5ft 5 inches tall, drinks white wine, has no tattoos and supports Manchester United, it has been revealed. A study of 2,000 men also found that men like a woman with an Irish accent, who drives a Mini Cooper, is a meat-eater and loves a roast dinner. Weighing a healthy 9st [...]


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Putting bins out and handing over control of TV remote among modern ‘romantic’ gestures

Putting the bins out, making the bed and putting the toilet seat down have emerged as acts hopeless modern men consider to be romantic. Researchers found that while old favourites such as a candlelit dinner or buying flowers are still on the list, helping with chores or even looking after their children to give their [...]


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15 men kissed, two long-term relationships and two heartbreaks – before a woman finds ‘The One’

The average woman will kiss 15 men, enjoy two long-term relationships and have her heartbroken twice before she meets ‘The One’, a study has revealed. Researchers found she will also suffer four disaster dates and be stood up once before she finally settles down with the man of her dreams. But she will also have [...]


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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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