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Goodnight kiss is a 'thing of the past'
Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:38AM BST 14 Oct 2012

Posted on 10/14/2012 9:29:16 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The goodnight kiss is a thing of the past and most of us sleep with our backs turned to our partner, according to a new study. The research into our nocturnal habits suggests romance is now dead in British bedrooms.

Indeed, a quarter of lovers say they cannot bear their partner touching them while they are sleeping.

The sleep behavior study found that 54 percent of Brits choose to turn away and sleep with their back to their lover in a bid to get a good night's sleep. And it isn't just cuddling that's off the agenda as 90 percent of couples don't utter the three important words "I love you" before turning out the lights.

And eight in ten couples no longer kiss before nodding off. …

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: divorce; family; genderwars; romance; romanceisdead; sleep; trends; uk

1 posted on 10/14/2012 9:29:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
I would think it would be kind of annoying if someone is touching me or trying to cuddle with me while I'm trying to freaking GO TO SLEEP.

But I'm 19 and don't have a spouse, so what do I know about it.

2 posted on 10/14/2012 9:34:58 PM PDT by Mr. Impatient (ALL HAIL KING OF THE LOSERS)
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To: Mr. Impatient

You know nothing. Kissing my wife goodnight is the best thing of the day. Some day you will learn, grasshopper.


3 posted on 10/14/2012 9:37:36 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (MIf you are a white conservative, you MUST be a racist. ;-))
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To: Mr. Impatient

I’ve been happily married for 27 years and we’ve never done any of those things. Just who decides how people are supposed to sleep and what to say or do before falling asleep?


4 posted on 10/14/2012 9:38:00 PM PDT by cantfindagoodscreenname (I really hate not knowing what was said in the deleted posts....)
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To: Olog-hai

My favorite position is lying our our sides, back to back with my freezing feet placed firmly against his legs.

For some reason he doesn’t think that one’s very romantic. ;-)


5 posted on 10/14/2012 9:54:04 PM PDT by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: Olog-hai

I’ve been sleeping alone all my 27 years, and I’m allergic to cats and dogs so I have nothing to compare to.


6 posted on 10/14/2012 10:02:37 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: Olog-hai
Kind of depends on the climate, dontcha think? When it finally drops below 80F in our bedroom, we do cuddle a bit. I am too much of a "heater" otherwise.

Our cat does not help with his body heat. Tropics and no A/C have some drawbacks..........

7 posted on 10/14/2012 10:33:30 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Olog-hai

After my father passed away, my mother mentioned that they would hold hands before going to sleep. They were married for over sixty years.


8 posted on 10/14/2012 10:45:16 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Olog-hai

Finally, a place to find a new life partner, and wife, that one doesn’t have to adhere to all of those trivial habits.. Wonderful.. Those socialist/commies, really know how to teach’m..


9 posted on 10/14/2012 10:52:39 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: Olog-hai
Cuddling is one of the big pluses of married life. Whether I snuggle up to him or he wraps around me all the parts of me that got knotted and tangled up during the day smooth out and relax.

Which is why I am confused by those "husband on the couch" routines. Why the heck would I want to give that up?

10 posted on 10/14/2012 10:53:22 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

You aren’t married to a wiry haired goony bird who snores like a chain saw.


11 posted on 10/14/2012 11:01:45 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

He snores and he is hairy. Still like to cuddle. :)


12 posted on 10/14/2012 11:11:22 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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To: Mr. Impatient

Oh my young man, you have so much to look forward to.. The tender kiss of a loving woman, the touch of your baby’s fingers on your face, and the hug from your elderly parent..

Cuddling with someone you love and that loves you before sleep, can remove any doubt that there is a God looking over you.. Trust me, I’m old enough to know whats good for you..


13 posted on 10/14/2012 11:12:08 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: Olog-hai

My sweet & sour candy likes the room way too cool for me so we sleep in different rooms. But I’ve never gone to bed one night in our 22 year marriage that he didn’t wish me good night with a loving hug and kiss and then we wish each other sweet dreams.


14 posted on 10/14/2012 11:49:06 PM PDT by GloriaJane (Pro Choice = Pro Death - Pro Life = Pro LIFE!)
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To: skr

That is the sweetest thing I’ve read in years, thank you for sharing.


15 posted on 10/14/2012 11:58:35 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: Marie
my freezing feet placed firmly against his legs

Rule number one - socks are mandatory.

16 posted on 10/15/2012 12:05:47 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Olog-hai

This is perhaps the most inane article I’ve read this year.


17 posted on 10/15/2012 1:18:38 AM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

You’re welcome. I’ve never seen them hold hands walking around, so it was a surprise to me and a sweet one at that.


18 posted on 10/15/2012 2:33:14 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Vermont Lt

My wife and I always make a point to give each other a kiss goodnight before going to sleep.
It’s worked for 28 years of marriage!


19 posted on 10/15/2012 3:24:44 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
Which is why I am confused by those "husband on the couch" routines.

Shortly after we married my late wife started an argument and ordered me to the couch. I think she did it just to see if I’d be obedient.
I went to bed, handed her a pillow and told her that if she didn’t want to sleep with me she could use the couch. She stomped off to the living room looking confused – I wasn’t playing by the rules. Fifteen minutes later she was back, apologized and kissed me goodnight before snuggling up to me.

20 posted on 10/15/2012 4:09:49 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: carlo3b

Beautiful words, absolutely true.

Junior, listen up good.


21 posted on 10/15/2012 4:49:39 AM PDT by tsomer
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To: Apple Blossom

No it is not.


22 posted on 10/15/2012 4:51:39 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: Olog-hai

My grandpa says he sleeps right next to grandma, on her side of the bed................because that’s where the covers are.


23 posted on 10/15/2012 6:39:28 AM PDT by Holly_P
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To: Olog-hai

We try to kiss goodnight but the dog jumps in the middle and breaks it up. :)


24 posted on 10/15/2012 8:22:05 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Olog-hai

Cuddliness depends on the temperature. That said, neither one of us sleeps well without the other one. We usually talk a little and say our prayers before we go to sleep.(Married 21 years :-)


25 posted on 10/15/2012 5:09:52 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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