With your BFF as your romantic partner, you get the best of both worlds, someone with whom you can laugh, share your life and cuddle.
When you look at seemingly happy celebrity couples like Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, or Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow, not only do they appear to be in love, but they also seem to genuinely enjoy hanging out together.
Being someone's BFF is a big deal – you don't hand over the other half of your 'Best Friends' necklace to just anyone.
Having a romantic partner who is also your best friend potentially sounds perfect.
' Our poll results indicated generally high expectations overall, and individuals with best-friend romantic partners expected a bit more from them.
Couples now expect their relationships to promote personal growth and help individuals fulfill their own goals.
I enlisted the help of Monmouth University Polling Institute to investigate.
To help figure out how many best-friend couples are out there, we asked 801 adults across the United States the following question: 'Do you consider your partner to be your best friend or do you call somebody else your best friend?
We hold our relationships to higher standards than we have in previous decades.Companionate love is more closely associated with relationship satisfaction than is passionate love – the type of romantic love based on intense feelings of attraction.Pictured are Kanye West and Kim Kardashian who were friends before dating More recently, across two studies with nearly 400 participants in relationships, those who place more value on the friendship aspect of their relationship also report more commitment, more love and greater sexual gratification.Other research shows that those in friendship-based love relationships feel they have a highly likable partner, and that shared companionship is an important part of the love.A study of 622 married individuals revealed that those with higher scores on the friendship-based love scale also reported more relationship satisfaction, greater perceived importance of the relationship, greater respect for their spouse, and felt closer to their spouse.