5 Characteristics All Happy Couples Share According To Science

January 9, 2018

If you’re wondering why that couple across from you looks like they’re in the midst of that epic love you see at the end of every romantic comedy, science says there’s quite a few reasons for their happiness. So what exactly do happy couples do on a regular basis?

They Don’t Fight Over Text
Technology’s great, but texting is still prone to leaving emotions up to interpretation. A study from Brigham Young University found that couples who argue, apologize and make decisions via text are less happy in their relationships.

They Don’t Have Kids
Having children is a blessing, but there’s no denying that they place stress on your relationship. When comparing couples with and without kids, a survey found that childless couples are happier.

They Have The Housework Figured Out
One of the most common complaints wives have about their husbands is that he doesn’t help around the house. A study from UCLA shows that couples who have clearly-defined housework responsibilities are likely to be happier.

They’re Best Friends
“I married my best friend” sounds like a cliché, but research shows people who believe their spouse is their best friend are almost twice as happy in their relationship.

Have Sex At Least Once A Week
Just the news you were hoping for, right? Not only does having sex weekly boost your happiness, but a study says it’s the happiness equivalent of making an extra $50,000 a year.

Business Insider has even more characteristics of happy couples here.