It's no big secret that the hot and heavy lust of a new relationship almost always fades to a cooler, slower version of itself as our couplehood progresses. But before you worry that all long-term relationships mean chaste, sexless companionship, a new YourTango survey, conducted with MSN's Glo.com and Chemistry.com, leads us to believe otherwise. In a survey about the nature of attraction, 90 percent of our more than 20,000 respondents said that it is possible to reignite attraction in a relationship. Of course, there are some great ways to do this and some not-so-great ways to bring the spark back. According to the survey respondents, here are the five worst ways to reignite attraction in a relationship:
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YourTango, Chemistry.com and MSN's Glo.com polled more than 20,000 people asking them questions about the power of attraction in short and long-term relationships. The good news? While 88.5 percent of those surveyed agreed that attraction changes to your partner over time, 90 percent said it's possible to reignite the magic.
Everyone knows that in a relationship, attraction goes well beyond physical traits. In a massive new survey of more than 20,000 men and women, YourTango teamed up with Glo.com and Chemistry.com to find out just how much power physical and non-physical traits hold over attraction within a relationship.
While conventional wisdom says that long-term relationships can't sustain the initial spark, 90 percent of men and women believe that passion can be rekindled. In addition to reaffirming the power of attraction, our survey reveals what draws women to men in the first place — as well as what repels them. Rekindling the flame is one thing, but the following qualities may nip a young romance right in the bud.
How much power does attraction really hold? A lot, it turns out. While a relationship's flame may flicker, 90 percent of men and women believe that dwindling attraction in a relationship can be rekindled, according to a new survey of over 20,000 people. The survey was conducted by MSN lifestyle website Glo.com, YourTango and Chemistry.com and analyzed by leading biological anthropologist and relationship expert Dr. Helen Fisher.
Being in a serious relationship during college hasn't always felt like luxury, but it's always felt like love. I can't count the number of times our dates consisted of ordering in the cheapest, fattiest foods (Gumby's ring a bell?) or cramming in the library for two days straight with bag lunches. I know that someday I'll be able to look back on these cheap date memories of undergrad and know that I spent them with my best friend and my lovah! Talk about having your cake and eating it too.
Nothing kills romance like bad breath, but if Tic Tacs aren't your thing, consider chomping down an apple before leaning in for a kiss. At least that's what researchers in South Korea suggest, in reference to a pocket-sized "Kiss Apple" developed to combat halitosis.
If you count sweaty sheets, messy hair and broken lamps as everyday bedroom causualities, than boy do we have the challenge for you. Take a minute to rifle through your erotic mental files and shoot us your best 10-word (or less) description of amazing sex. If you can turn a killer phrase and we like yours best, you could win a fantastic trip to New York City. If you want an idea of what's raised our eyebrows in the past few weeks, check out our top 25 submission (out of nearly 300) picks, which range from sappy and poetic to raunchy and hilarious.
YourTango, along with Glo.com and Chemistry.com, conducted a massive survey of more than 20,000 men and women on one simple, yet essential, topic: the power of attraction. We found that even if a couple's heat index waxes and wanes over time, 90 percent believe it can be rekindled long-term. And as for that age-old stigma about complacency in our comfortable relationships? Guys cited "lack of romantic love" as the single greatest turn-off as they age. So, it's more important than we all thought.