Every romantic comedy movie we watch will brush upon the most clichéd stereotype of monogamy—that once we say “I do,” we stop having sex. Well, apparently sex isn’t all we stop having.
A new survey revealed that nearly 1 in 5 married couples go without kissing for as long as one week at a time. And when they do finally lock lips, it will last no longer than 5 seconds for 40 percent of them.
How you could go an entire week without kissing your spouse is mind boggling to some.
There are some glimmers of hope in the results, albeit few.
Five percent of those age 45 and up squeeze in more than 30 kisses per week, which averages out to just over four per day. So, not counting a presumed “good morning” and “good night” kiss, that leaves two others.
The results were released in an effort to publicize the need for emergency life skills and highlight the importance of knowing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation — called the “kiss of life”.
We think this survey emphasizes the need for a romantic boost in our relationships.