Sunday 16 June 2019

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.

Irish Independent

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