What does it take to be in a successful relationship? It’s a subjective question and while different people have different answers, we found a lot of research that will give you a rough idea about how to be happy in a relationship. Of course, there’s no set rule that we can all follow and become experts, but these pointers could lead you to get a better understanding about the dynamics between two romantic partners.

1. A Couple Who Laughs Together, Stays Together

Research Proves Couples Who Laugh Together Are In It For The Long Haul.

Jeffrey Hall from the University of Kansas, carried out this research by looking at 15,000 participants. According to his studies, it is not important to find a partner with a sense of humour, but it is important to find a partner who shares the same sense of humour as you.

“People thinking you are funny or you can make a joke out of anything is not strongly related to relationship satisfaction. What is strongly related to relationship satisfaction is the humour that couples create together,” he said.