A recent study has just proved that the number of partners one has had plays a role in the stability of a couple.
How many relationships did you have before you started dating? If this question seems trivial, know that it in fact has a crucial importance on the stability of your relationship. The number of past partners does indeed have repercussions on our current love life.
The winning number is…
Many people decide to play the field before starting a stable relationship, just as a way of enjoying their youth. Scientists at the University of Utah in the United States have revealed that one should have had on average 10 sexual partners before starting a healthy and long-lasting relationship. This threshold is a maximum that should not be exceeded.
Nicholas H. Wolfinge, one of the professors behind this study, came up with a formula that shows that people who have had more than 10 conquests would not stay together with their partner for more than five years once married. This study shows that a person who has had a lot of relationships is likely to be less satisfied and more demanding in their relationship. They would also be able to see right away if the relationship is working or not.