Video: Are Nicknames For Loved Ones An Indicator Of A Good Relationship?
The language of love is rich and nuanced. "Rybka", "zaya" and "baby" are just some of the banal nicknames that loving people give to each other. And although skeptics ridicule them for this, it turns out that sincere couples in love are perplexed by this laugh.
Therefore, recent research is trying to shed light on how much the use of nicknames actually makes your relationship stronger.
In a Superdrug Online Doctor survey of 1,026 adults, the use of pet names increases relationship satisfaction by 16 percent in the United States and nine percent in European countries.
The poll showed that more than two thirds of all respondents would prefer to be called such “names”. Additionally, using them can be beneficial because it fosters a sense of closeness between partners and enhances emotional bonds.
Nicknames can be a sign that you are comfortable with each other and have mastered the language of love.
Participants were between the ages of 20 and 71 and had to be in a romantic relationship for one month or more to participate in the study; 49 percent of the respondents were European and 51 percent were American.
This isn't the first time nicknames have been hailed as an indicator of relationship satisfaction.
A study published in 1993 looked at the use of bizarre idioms in married couples. It was during it that it was discovered that those who use nicknames are generally happier in relationships than those who did not.
The results also show that the use of “cute names” of spouses decreased over the course of their relationship: those who had children and were married longer used them much less often.