Couples Who Troll Each Other Have the Strongest Relationships, According to Science

Admit it, most of us are looking for the perfect mate. But no one knows what makes them ideal. The good thing is that science has made this task a little bit easier. Researchers discovered which trait makes relationships withstand the test of time and this is something we should pay attention to.

We at Bright Side can’t wait to share this finding with you right now. Read the article through to the end, as there are some important things to note. We also prepared a bonus feature for you.

Researchers claim that those couples who poke fun at each other have the strongest relationships. It was found over the course of 39 studies that involved over 15,000 people and lasted for more than 30 years. But there are 2 special things you must remember. Otherwise, your relationship might be lost in some rocky miscommunication.

A sense of humor can be helpful in various situations, and relationships are no different. But what’s most important is to find a style of humor that will make you both laugh. Hall, one of the researchers, noted that a sense of humor is a pretty broad concept. But if you both have a shared understanding of what’s funny, it makes your relationship stronger through laughter.

Humor is supposed to give life to a relationship, inspire laughter, and lighten problems. But sometimes people can go too far and tell mean jokes about their partners, using sarcasm, repetition, or mocking. “Having an aggressive sense of humor is a bad sign for the relationship,” stated Hall.

Bonus: What is it like to live with a humorous partner?

Do you agree with this research? Was your love built on humor? Share the most laughable jokes you have ever made together with us!

Please note: This article was updated in March 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
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If my wife trolled me, she would find out very quickly how I don't appreciate being pranked. Pranks and trolls are undignified and unloving.
Agree here :D
Good trolling brings some fun in every day. Good (not agressive) humor charges with good mood for the whole day and makes life better :)

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