Study: 90% Believe Fading Relationship Can Be Rekindled

YourTango.com revealed the results of a survey of over 20,000 people that found 90% of people believe the flame of a dying relationship can be rekindled. The survey was conducted by MSN lifestyle website Glo.com, YourTango and Chemistry.com. The findings were analyzed by Dr. Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist and relationship expert.

Dr. Fisher says, "The common belief is romantic love dies and most people in long-term relationships are unhappy—but our melancholy myth is simply not true."

The study also found that poor hygiene was the biggest turnoff for reducing attraction. 94% of people said it reduced initial attraction and 87% said it reduced long-term attraction. Stay nice and clean if you want to keep or rekindle a relationship.

Posted on May 20, 2011