Looking to spark a little more romance now that Valentine’s Day has come and gone: A new poll has given us 50 tips that can help make the happiest marriages.
According to SWNS Digital, a UK poll by Warner Leisure Hotels found that the happiest marriages did things like: Have sex five times a week; Say “I love you” 10 times a week; sharing hobbies; and so much more.
“We weren’t surprised to see that taking short breaks is one of the secret ingredients to a happy marriage,” said Simon Thompson, Managing Director of Warner Leisure Hotels. “Many couples who visit us say they feel closer after a romantic weekend relaxing and unwinding together – and it certainly helps that neither have to do the chores.”
The study measured 2,000 UK couples, and painted a pretty convincing picture of what tips you need to have the happiest marriages. It also suggested that maybe fighting a couple times a month was just as good for you as a few extra rolls in the hay.
“However, as this survey clearly shows, it takes a good mix of humor, affection, understanding and interest to keep a relationship exciting,” Thompson said. “The definition of romance differs from person to person. Some are content with tiny little gestures on a regular basis, and others want the full hearts and flowers approach to love. Whatever your preference, the key to a happy marriage appears to be time – time with each other, time apart, time to forgive, time to laugh, and time to understand.”
Here’s a look at the 50 tips to make the happiest marriages: