Some couples may claim love at first sight is real but scientists would beg to differ.
Researchers have revealed the success of a relationship is defined by the sexual chemistry between a couple the first time they sleep together.
A study of 800 people found that couples who have great sex the first time they sleep together were more likely to go the distance than those who don’t. This is because partners who enjoy their first time are more motivated to turn these experiences into long-term relationships, researchers said.
The study offers a new twist on the distinction between the stable, long-term partner and the exciting, short-term lover.
In real life, people may end up in short term relationships when they are ‘just a little’ attracted to the other person – enough to keep having sex, but maybe not for very long.
Long-term relationships may be the ones that start especially exciting and sexy, and grow into something stable and lasting.