The great wonder of middle age is that we know our time is now limited.
Of the 164 couples the researchers studied, most flirted — by playing "footsies" or whispering in their partner's ear, for example — in order to maintain intimacy.
Another Redditor, ckernan2, shared the way they stay close to their wife: "On our wedding night, I told my wife that we now had a 2/2/2 rule.
Below, we've rounded up some of the best advice on that thread, so you can navigate your next first date or the next decade of your marriage with confidence.
Writes cameronbates1: "Confidence isn't 'I know she likes me', confidence is 'I'll be okay whether she likes me or not.' That wisdom is just as important once you're in a relationship.
It may not be as often, or the sort of sex that you think you should be having, or think others must be having (but aren’t) – just relax and enjoy this special kind of intimacy together.
Appreciate what life still has to offer while you can.
You have a wealth of shared memories to laugh over. Rather than fearing getting older, remember that many couples in a long relationship find these to be their happiest years together. She has been the agony aunt for 'Cosmopolitan’ magazine since 1970 Forget trouble for a little while and laugh together.
A good laugh is like good sex: spontaneous and uninhibited and an act that unites two beings as one.
It goes like this: • Every 2 weeks, we go out for the evening.
One of the more ridiculous myths about “true love” is the idea of the soulmate – that there is someone out there who is your perfect match.
A good relationship is about navigating the numerous differences between you – over politics, food, money, how to raise children.