Do you and your partner like teasing each other? Do you have tons of inside jokes that you laugh at randomly? Well, then we have some good news for you. A study has found that couples who tease each other playfully tend to make their relationships last longer. The study suggests that poking humour at each other can play an important role in a successful relationship. The study also stated that inside jokes are important because they help one affirm their relationship through laughter.
“Playfulness between romantic partners is a crucial component in bonding and establishing relational security,” said Jeffrey Hall, Associate Professor from the University of Kansas in the US. “Particularly shared laughter is an important indicator of romantic attraction between potential mates,” Hall added. For the study, nearly 150, 000 participants were surveyed. It was found that couples who created humour together, were more likely to last together.
“If you share a sense of what’s funny, it affirms you and affirms your relationship through laughter,” Hall continued. However, he also warned that one must not go overboard with this. You wouldn't want your partner to get mad at you for a joke. Well, looks like all those inside jokes might come in handy after all. Stay tuned for more updates.