Relationship myths busted
1. Opposites attract
Similarity is the glue that holds relationships together.
2. Men are born cheaters
Scientific fact highlights that our genes do not dictate our sexual and mating behaviours.
3. Porn appeals only to men
Research at Indiana University's Kinsey Institute found women's brains also lit up like a Christmas tree when showed images of a sexual nature.
4. Men want sex, women want relationships
Studies show the preference for one-night stands comes down to the individual not the gender.
5. Love is an emotion
Boffins believe love is an instinctive drive, like hunger, designed to fuel reproduction.
6. Golden Oldies don't have sex
Research has shown that 38pc of men and 17pc of women between the ages of 75 and 85 engage in sexual intercourse.
7. You should live together before getting married
Couples that live together before getting engaged are more likely to have their marriages end in divorce.
8. The arrival of children ruins a marriage
Researchers found new parents felt their relationship improved after the arrival of their baby.
9. Gay relationships differ from straight
There are more similarities than differences between same-sex and opposite-sex couples.
10. Couples who argue are unhappy
It's always better to talk, even if you're both doing it very loudly.