Friday, July 8, 2011

Men need more cuddles than women for a happy long-term relationship

A report by the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, asking 1,000 couples who had been together an average 25 years with some interesting findings:

Tenderness in a long-term relationship is more important to middle-aged men than it is to women [...]

Men in a committed relationship are also more likely to report being happy, while women are more likely to say they are satisfied with their sex lives, surprised researchers said.

For men, relationship happiness was more likely if the man reported being in good health and if it was important to him that his partner experienced orgasm.

[...]Men did report more relationship happiness in later years, whereas for women, their sexual satisfaction increased over time.

Women who had been with their partner for less than 15 years were less likely to report sexual satisfaction, but after 15 years, the percentage went up significantly.

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