Scientific Study Proves That Looking at Adorable Animal Photos Can Save Your Love Life

You probably don’t need an excuse to look at cute animal photos, but did you know it could actually improve your love life? According to a recent scientific study, looking at images of puppies, kittens, and other adorable creatures with your partner can help to better your relationship. Don’t believe us? The researchers from Florida State University had their doubts at first too. However, lucky for us, they went on to prove the theory.

“The idea that something so simple and unrelated to marriage could affect how people feel about their relationship, made me skeptical,” said James K. McNulty, one of the scientists. “I was actually a little surprised that it worked.” Over the course of 6 weeks, the researchers studied 144 couples under 40 who had been married for less than five years. Each couple was asked to fill in surveys to rate their current marital satisfaction before being divided into two groups. Every 3 days, the participants were asked to look at a set of images. One set contained neutral images of everyday objects, while the other set contained images of cute animals. Mixed into both sets were also pictures of the participant’s partner.

The surprising results showed that the participants who viewed the cute animals showed a more positive reaction to their partners than they had at the beginning of the experiment. Additionally, new surveys showed that the level of their marital satisfaction had actually improved. Of course, pictures of puppies is not a cure for all relationship woes, but it’s certainly worth a try to restore that warm and fuzzy feeling!

Learn more about the research project on Sage Journals.

A recent scientific study by Florida State University has proven that looking at cute animal photos can actually improve relationships.

Cute Animal Photos

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Want to give it a go? Here’s some aww-worthy images to get you started.

 

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