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Your Health: 4-22-13 National Lovers' Day

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In celebration of "National Lovers Day" the romantic social network, Zoosk.com, conducted a survey to find out what it takes to have a happy relationship.

The survey involved more than 1,118 Americans who say they are in a happy, committed relationship.

They were asked to gather their thoughts on what it takes to have a successful partnership.

The survey results offer tips on a variety of issues as well as an inside look at a happy relationship formula:

Share responsibilities. Nobody wears the pants in a happy relationship!

· 78% of happy couples share decision making evenly.

· 67% of happy couples manage finances together, instead of assigning it to one person.

· 66% of happy couples share household chores such as cooking, cleaning and laundry.

Have sex at least 2-3 times per week.

· 28% of Americans in happy relationships have sex at least 2-3 times per week.

· 16% have sex 4-6 times per week.

· 16% copulate every day.

Be affectionate, daily!

· 69% of happy couples kiss and show affection many times per day.

Don't tell "little white lies."

· 70% of Americans in happy relationships agree that it is not ok to tell "little white lies" to their partner to keep the peace.

Stay in shape.

· 74% of blissful lovers say it is important that their partner maintains a good physical appearance.

· 18% of respondents say that their partner's physical appearance is a main attraction.

Avoid political discussions.

· 37% of Americans in happy relationships never talk about politics and 47% do so only occasionally.

My God is your God.

· 71% of Americans in happy relationships share the same religious beliefs and traditions.

Dial up the dialog.

· 72% of happy couples have real conversations about life, work, and family on a regular basis.

"National Lovers Day" is on April 23, 2013.

The survey was conducted by Zoosk.com.

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