Companionate love is more closely associated with relationship satisfaction than is passionate love – the type of romantic love based on intense feelings of attraction.
Pictured are Kanye West and Kim Kardashian who were friends before dating More recently, across two studies with nearly 400 participants in relationships, those who place more value on the friendship aspect of their relationship also report more commitment, more love and greater sexual gratification.
How many people feel as though they have attained that type of ideal?
And do psychologists confirm this new paradigm is a good one to strive for?
Being someone's BFF is a big deal – you don't hand over the other half of your 'Best Friends' necklace to just anyone.