Teasing Your Partner Playfully Can Be Good for Your RelationshipLove And Sex

January 21, 2019 15:20
Teasing Your Partner Playfully Can Be Good for Your Relationship

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Are you invariably in a mood to tease your better half? If yes, then there is good news for you.

A new study suggests that couples who make fun of each other in a healthy way, are more probable to stay together. It further said that inside jokes are especially important since they affirm one’s relationship through laughter, according to a Daily Mail report.

But then a couple who share mean-spirited jokes with unpleasant jibes are improbable to last, which indicates trouble in the relationship.

"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 U.S. "Particularly shared laughter is an important indicator of romantic attraction between potential mates," Hall added.

The team examined more than 150,000 participants to find out how important humor is in a romantic relationship.

According to results, published in the journal Personal Relationships, couples who create humor together - including inside jokes - are more likely to last.

But, this does not mean that people who are humorous or can make a joke out of anything would be more fortunate in love. "If you share a sense of what's funny, it affirms you and affirms your relationship through laughter," Hall was quoted as saying by Daily Mail.

However, Hall warned that couples should not go too far. Significantly, having an aggressive sense of humor is a bad sign for the relationship in general, but it is worse if this style of humor is used in the relationship, the study noted.

-Sowmya Sangam

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