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In a 1993 study, only 44 percent of college students indicated their romantic partner was also their best bud.
The difference in best-friend/love rates – almost doubling over the past 20 years – could just be an artifact of the published research's college student sample.
As a friend, he will not only be aware of your personal weaknesses, but he will know how to respond to them in a way that is constructive to the relationship and to your desire to improve yourself.For those who are currently married, the rate was even higher.Men and women had similar rates, while younger respondents were slightly less likely than older respondents to view their partner as their best friend.In particular, couples now expect their relationships to promote personal growth and help individuals fulfill their own goals.
For example, your partner should help you become a better person by teaching you new things like how to make the perfect creme brulee, taking you places like the cool new trampoline park and opening your eyes to new perspectives such as the benefits of eating a more vegetarian-based diet.
You're more or less aware of each other's relationship history.