Stephen: New study reveals traits of a “perfect” romantic partner
Written by Stephen Lethbridge on September 6, 2023
A Western Kentucky University study found four traits that lead to relationship bliss: a positive outlook, accessibility, a balance in sociability, and similar attractiveness and intelligence between partners.
Scientists gave 171 couples fictional situations, like finding a partner’s secret Tinder profile, and seeing what their responses would be.
Interestingly, positive traits increased with age, suggesting people learn from past relationship mistakes.
Jealousy, insecurity, lack of communication, anti-social behaviors, and being mis-matched were associated with more relationship problems.