The key to a happy relationship? Be gay. Or childless. Or make tea

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    Feb 17, 2014 8:12 PM GMT
    A study of modern-day love has revealed that, generally, homosexual couples are more content than heterosexual ones – and that actions really do speak louder than words.

    Gay couples are likely to be happier and more positive about their relationships than heterosexuals, according to a major study by the Open University published today.

    However, they are less likely to be openly affectionate towards each other – holding hands in public, for instance – because they still fear attracting disapproval.

    The study of 5,000 people – 50 of whom were later followed up with in-depth interviews – aimed at finding out how modern couples keep their relationships on track through life’s difficulties.

    It found that simple things – like making a cup of tea in the morning and taking it up to them in bed – were the most treasured by couples as examples of intimacy rather than more dramatic gestures such as declaring “I love you”.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/the-key-to-a-happy-relationship-be-gay-or-childless-or-make-tea-9057349.html
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    Feb 17, 2014 8:33 PM GMT
    Yeah, I like the simple/subtle things. It shows that you really know and care for the person.

    Or the person is just a creature of habit and you know his routine. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 17, 2014 9:06 PM GMT
    xrichx saidYeah, I like the simple/subtle things. It shows that you really know and care for the person.

    Or the person is just a creature of habit and you know his routine. icon_biggrin.gif



    Yes.
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    Feb 17, 2014 9:13 PM GMT
    kiwiLifter said... the proverbial carrot on the stick for those male breeders who are going to be run ragged paying off a mortgage and sex deprived because mom is happy devoting her energy towards raising kids. ...

    My theory is that there's a lot of stuff that's preprogrammed into our brains, and a strong orientation to wanting to raise children is one that women have. So it's really not fair to expect them to have the same goals that we men have, of having a successful career. For women success and fulfillment is having a husband and kids. It was a good propagation of the species trait back when we were cavemen and prior to being homo sapiens.
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    Feb 17, 2014 10:54 PM GMT
    Quite silly. I have a great life and I attribute much of my happiness to my two clever, loving, accomplished and amazing children.
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    Feb 18, 2014 12:21 AM GMT
    Aristoshark saidQuite silly. I have a great life and I attribute much of my happiness to my two clever, loving, accomplished and amazing children.

    I guess we can't consider you an exception even though every Jewish child is clever, loving, accomplished and amazing.
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    Feb 25, 2014 9:55 AM GMT
    Synopsis so cute - cup of tea :-)