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“Do Not”

True love can withstand a lot, but some little annoying habits can make it a challenge. New research finds these are some “do nots” for couples, according to the Scotsman:

• Fabricating anecdotes in a desperate effort to liven up a dinner party.

• Using cringe-making terms of endearment such as ‘babykins’ in public.

• Displaying fear during horror films (if male) – this is a turn-off for women.

• Racking up excess luggage charges by going over the top with holiday packing.

• Making a partner spend far longer than they want to on shopping trips.

• Laughing at your own jokes, oblivious to the fact that no-one else is.

• Complaining about partner’s clothes.

• Changing preset controls on the car stereo.

• Tipping clutter from coffee table on to floor to make way for TV dinner.

• Failing to replace loo roll when it is finished.

• Leaving wet towels around.

• Scattering clothes about the bedroom.

• Reading e-mails while claiming to be conducting an important discussion about the mortgage or similar subject.

• Using a fork as a backscratcher.

• Nose-picking.

• Burping.

• Clipping toe-nails, even if newspaper is spread on floor to catch clippings.

• Wearing tatty clothing.

• Getting drunk despite lack of any obvious excuse.

• Failing to control flatulence.

• Being late.

• Asking for explanations of TV dramas, causing partner to miss plot twist.

• Obtaining reassurance about clothing, then changing it anyway.

• Making any attempt to complain about any of the above.

(Sound like your life?)

Groundbreaking. We so needed a study to explain this all. Thank you.

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