Dating for satisfaction
Humour can be both beneficial and harmful to romantic relationships.
Furthermore, little research has examined potential mediators that may account for the observed relationships between humour styles and relationship satisfaction.
Results: Self-reported and perceived partner affiliative humour were associated with greater relationship satisfaction, whereas perceived partner aggressive humour was associated with reduced relationship satisfaction.
Affiliative humour was a stronger predictor of relationship satisfaction than aggressive humour.
In modern times, emphasis on the institution of marriage, generally described as a male-female bond, has obscured pair bonds formed by same-sex and transgender couples, and that many heterosexual couples also bond for life without offspring, or that often pairs that do have offspring separate.
Thus, the concept of marriage is changing widely in many countries.