Expert Says If You And Your Partner Have This One Thing In Common, You're Meant To Be

by Jamie LeeLo

Quick: What do you think the number one ingredient for a strong relationship is? Maybe trust? Loyalty? An interest in the same kind of Netflix shows?

For me, it's a shared understanding that I always sleep on the side of the bed furthest from the door and a common love for spicy Indian food.

But one expert said it's NONE OF THOSE THINGS. (Though, I think if you do the research, you'll find out I'm right. Just saying.)

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Expert James Preece, also known as the Dating Guru, says the golden ticket to a strong, amazing relationship is sharing a great sense of humor.

BUT OF COURSE! This actually makes a lot of sense because finding humor in the same things can lead to awesome effects, like greater happiness, wellbeing and bonding between partners.

Preece told FEMAIL,

When this is in alignment, you'll be able to see the funny side of most situations and generally be more relaxed about what life may throw at you. Any arguments can be diffused and you'll appreciate each other much more.
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To further clarify, Preece breaks down the specifics of what he calls "affiliative" humor, which is all about creating a connection by finding common ground, sharing stories and bonding over life's funny anecdotes.

"When you can both laugh about things together then you'll naturally bond and be a stronger couple," Preece explained.

Additionally, demonstrating humor is indicative of higher intelligence, which, of course, is another attractive characteristic.

And if you need more proof of how important a good, shared sense of humor is, Preece isn't the only expert who thinks so.

The CEO of popular dating website eHarmony, Grant Langston, agrees that a shared sense of humor is the number one feature people are looking for in prospective partners.

In fact, for those of you following along at home, eHarmony even put together a quiz that can literally test how strong your sense of humor is:


If you're up for testing the strength and longevity of your relationship, why not pour yourself a glass of wine and take the test with your boo-bunny?

What's the worst that could happen? You discover one (or both) of you are joyless monsters who can't find the funny in life to save your love or your lives?

Pshh. Been there. Done that.

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