We know what you're thinking. And now that we have your attention, we can reveal we're not talking about that kind of size...
A new survey has found that the relationship satisfaction of newly co-habiting couples is down to the square footage of their new abode!
The first fact to emerge from the survey of loved up adults is that the vast majority of all couples taking the step into living together said their motivation for doing so was feeling like it was the right next step for their relationship. So far, so mature.
Also not that surprising is the news that both men and women said the most annoying trait in their other half was their messiness around the home—clearly something that's magnified when the two of you are occupying 500 square feet together.
The survey did not explicitly ask couples with larger homes if they were happier, or those with less space if they saw a bigger place as a path to greater harmony. But what the analysis did show, was that those couples with just that bit more room to swing a cat, rated their overall relationship satisfaction as higher.
Delving into the figures, researchers said that achieving that bit more relationship happiness needn't mean mortgaging yourselves to the hilt for the sake of a second guest bedroom. On the contrary, just 100 square feet of extra space could have a big impact on your overall relationship health. The logical conclusion then is that a little bit more square footage is more important than a concierge and a view of The Shard.