Might sound completely bizarre, but a survey of coupled-up peeps in the North West has found that most couples (65% to be exact) find their partner more attractive now that in the very initial stages of lurve.
Sure makes us feel reassured when we’re having days we’re just not feeling 100% – and let’s face it we all have those!
The research surveyed over 2000 UK adults, of which (and even more surprisingly) just under a third (31%) and 30% in the North West were having more sex now than in the beginning of the relationship.
Does this confirm the theory that love grows over time?!
We sure hope so!
Susie Woods, Relate Supervisor says:
“It’s heartening to hear that love and attraction increases with time for so many people.
“Sharing new experiences, valuing everyday pleasures and creating memories together helps the connection between couples to grow over the years.
“As partners we take on new challenges like bringing up children and building successful careers, and deal with everything life throws at us, we often start to see each other in a new light which can increase the attraction we feel.”
“If you’re having less sex now than at the beginning of your relationship, it doesn’t mean you don’t fancy each other or that your relationship is in trouble, particularly if you’re being intimate in other ways like touching, kissing and hugging.
“So if you do one thing for your relationship this Valentine’s Day, plan in some time for intimacy – whether that’s having sex, giving your partner a massage or simply cuddling up in bed in front of a film.”
We don’t need telling twice!