Best Thing About Being In Love?

And the results are in…

An online poll conducted by the world’s biggest online dating website Match.com has revealed that Australians rank sex and intimacy at the top of their relationship checklists.

The online poll of 779 Australian men and women showed that second to regular sex and intimacy is the ability to rely on your partner when times are tough followed closely in third with being in love.

But what does this really mean?

According to the International Match.com relationship expect and Biological Anthropologist Dr Helen Fisher, intimacy comes down to trust. She claims that trusting a partner emotionally and sexually is “an essential component of a modern-day relationship,” which explains its ranking above traditional notions of love and partnership.

“Many around the world now regard their relationship with a partner as more important than any familial relationship”. She added, “Sex and intimacy is the glue that holds this partnership together.”

Interested in the rest of our relationship checklist? The results are as follows:

What’s the best part about being in a relationship?

What’s the best part about being in a relationship?
- Enjoying regular sex and intimacy – 30%
- Being able to rely on your partner when times are tough – 24%
- Being in love – 23%
- Having someone to spend down time with – 18%
- Having a busier social schedule – 3%
- Sharing the bills, cooking and washing – 2%

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Posted by Lydia45Report
being in love is like having a best friend aswell as a partner
but u do have to spice things up every so often so as to not turn in to just flatmates:)