5 Kisses a Day. The Secret To A Perfect Relationship

The secret to a perfect relationship is admitting you are wrong after an argument, 5 kisses a day and sex twice a week, a survey suggested.

Five kisses a day, a three and a half year age gap and a romantic meal once a month are among the key ingredients for a successful relationship, a survey has found. Other crucial factors to keep your other half happy include admitting blame after an argument, sharing household chores and sex twice a week.

The list of 20 factors is designed to ensure that couple spend time together and are openly affectionate. However, having children was not among the top 20 factors in a survey of 2,000 adults. Sharing two hobbies, saying ‘I love you’ at least once a day – particularly before you go to sleep – and regarding your partner as your best friend are also signs of a lasting liaison. If both partners work full-time that is also seen as an added bonus, the survey found.

It also emerged three quarters of the adults polled said for a relationship to be perfect the couple didn’t necessarily have to be married. The profile was created to mark the launch of the Two Together Railcard, which saves named passengers a third off rail travel when they travel together.

Spokesman Andrew Robertson said: “It’s encouraging that today’s perfect relationship is based on simple things such as meals out, travelling together to new places, daily kisses and telling each other ‘I love you’ before going to sleep.

“It’s also clear that Brits aren’t demanding lavish holidays or expensive presents for a relationship to be deemed faultless – it’s more about appreciating the time you have together and telling each other you love them.” Other indicators of a harmonious partnership include sharing the same taste in films, sharing the cooking, having at least one romantic meal a month and being able to admit you are wrong after an argument.

The exemplary couple also stated ‘talking’ as the top activity they like doing together the most and travelling together to new places. Typically the ideal couple will have a cuddle five times a day. They will also have three mutual friends on average with it only taking fourteen months from meeting ‘the one’ for a relationship to become totally perfect.

For a relationship to travel the distance, the couple will also go on two romantic weekend breaks a year, with the Lake District being the ideal destination to visit. Other favoured hot spots include Cornwall, Devon and Edinburgh – with taking in the scenery being a couple’s favourite thing to do once there. But it’s not an entirely dreamy existence – bad driving, leaving dirty clothes on the floor, arguments over spending on the monthly budget and lack of washing up were all listed as things that irritate us most about our partners.

Top 20 signs of a perfect relationship, ranked in order

1. Admit you’re wrong after an argument

2. Say ‘I love you’ before you go to sleep

3. Share household chores

4. Regular date nights

5. Take turns to cook

6. Sex twice a week

7. Share the washing up

8. Same taste in films

9. Meet through mutual friends

10. Three year, six months age gap

11. Two shared hobbies

12. Share three mutual friends

13. Three date nights a month

14. Best friends

15. Kiss five times a day

16. Cuddle five times a day

17. Have one romantic meal a month

18. Two weekend breaks a year

19. Both work full-time

20. Have the same taste in food

Culled From The Telegraph.


  1. Beth Niebur
    January 17, 2016 / 9:13 am

    Nice list of things that could help relationships. However, we’re all different and relationships change so I don’t think they are mandatory.

  2. Chuka Dieobi
    January 17, 2016 / 9:14 am

    Only twice a week? What nonsense….twice or three times every day for those over fifty…..and for those younger than fifty…well…..you have no excuse!

  3. Paddy Anigbo
    January 17, 2016 / 9:14 am

    Chuka, no mind Chinwe and her rationing plans. She no go face Arsenal match now ooo! When they win now she go abandon this work start to worry us!

  4. Emx Emeka
    January 17, 2016 / 9:15 am

    Chuka, no mind Chinwe and her rationing plans. She no go face Arsenal match now ooo! When they win now she go abandon this work start to worry us!

  5. Jacqueline Gum
    January 17, 2016 / 9:16 am

    I love these surveys. I found one over a year ago that said that happy marriages were achieved when the wife assumed most of the household chores! LOL I thought, happy for who??? But these are good tips, regardless. Some should be common sense!

  6. Amy Elizabeth
    January 17, 2016 / 9:16 am

    The only thing I don’t like about surveys is how people feel the need to compare their lives. I don’t think anyone has time to do ALL those things – but I think if we strive to check as many things off that list as possible, our relationships will be all the better!

  7. ken Dowell
    January 17, 2016 / 9:17 am

    Funny that the ad that popped up on top of the blog when I called this up was for a law firm ad offering “divorce help.” I guess somebody’s getting less than five kisses.

  8. Carl Hedinger
    January 17, 2016 / 9:18 am

    Quite an extensive list there. No wonder there’s so much divorce! But hey, nobody’s perfect, huh?
    I feel pretty comfortable and confident with this list. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Bindhurani
    January 17, 2016 / 9:19 am

    Great article and nice tips for having perfect relationship. Sharing this one on G+ and Facebook

  10. Christine @thetraveloguer
    January 17, 2016 / 9:20 am

    This is an interesting list. I should send it to my boyfriend to remind him about sharing the chores!!

  11. Don Purdum
    January 17, 2016 / 9:21 am

    These are all great points, but they are how to’s that need a little extra context in my opinion. For example, commitment. Commitments is predicated on endurance and perseverance when times get tough, and they will.
    The number one thing people fight about is money. It’s a selfish issue. It’s not looking out for the best in the relationship or the spouse. Committed relationships are not about me, they are about us.
    Just wanted to through that out there…
    Loved your post!

  12. Susan Cooper
    January 17, 2016 / 9:21 am

    This truly is an interesting list. The sharing the chores thing can be fraught with issues. That’s when we hear “I did this and you did that”. In the end it really is all about compromise. However, when it comes to chores, the comprise thing can break down, at least it does in my home… LOL

  13. Meredith
    January 17, 2016 / 9:22 am

    This is so interesting! I wonder if this is just an observation of already happy couples, or if you worked towards these factors could you improve your relationship? I feel blessed to be in one of these happy relationships!

  14. maxwell ivey
    January 17, 2016 / 9:23 am

    Hello; thanks for sharing the results of this survey. I wonder how they arrived at some of these results. often answers have more to do with the questions than with what people actually think. I do like the idea that five cuddles, five kisses, and saying i love you before bed make a good day. the things that cause these couples stress at least makes them sound real. hope the transit company does well with their campaign, max

  15. Valerie Remy-Milora
    January 17, 2016 / 9:26 am

    There are some interesting things on that list… For me, and I celebrated 22 years of marriage this past year, the most important ingredient of a healthy, lasting relationship is to be flexible and accepting. No matter how close we are we remain two separate individuals who keep growing… We don’t always grow together or at the same time but as long as we stay connected, keep lines of communication open and adapt, things will be just fine 🙂

  16. Niekka McDonald
    January 17, 2016 / 9:26 am

    Nice list. I think everyone is different so I think you can tweak the list a little bit to fit the couple. The list is filled with little things that are very important.

  17. Pamela Heady
    January 17, 2016 / 9:27 am

    Interesting list. My husband and I do many of these things already and I’d rank having the same taste in food a lot higher than 20! But one thing that we both do regularly that I think is crucial – is saying ‘thank you’ to each other. I thank him for working hard to provide the lifestyle we have. I thank him for little things and I thank him for loving me.

  18. Grayeson
    January 17, 2016 / 9:28 am


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