Mumbai: While we wonder how to better our relationship with our partner, a study has revealed that five kisses a day, a three and a half year age gap and a romantic meal once a month are among the key ingredients for a successful relationship.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, other crucial factors to keep your other half happy include admitting blame after an argument, sharing household chores and sex twice a week.
Having children was not among the top 20 factors in a survey of 2,000 adults.
Among other things, sharing two hobbies, saying ‘I love you’ at least once a day and regarding your partner as your best friend strengthened the bond, according to the report. The ideal couple will have a cuddle five times a day.
About three quarters of the adults polled said that the couple didn’t necessarily have to be married for a relationship to be perfect.
According to the survey, here are the top 20 signs of a perfect relationship, ranked in order
1. Admit you’re wrong after an argument
2. Say ‘I love you’ before you go to sleep
3. Share household chores
4. Regular date nights
5. Take turns to cook
6. Sex twice a week
7. Share the washing up
8. Same taste in films
9. Meet through mutual friends
10. Three year, six months age gap
11. Two shared hobbies
12. Share three mutual friends
13. Three date nights a month
14. Best friends
15. Kiss five times a day
16. Cuddle five times a day
17. Have one romantic meal a month
18. Two weekend breaks a year
19. Both work full-time
20. Have the same taste in food