Relationship advice: Rose-tinted glasses are the key to lasting bliss

Relationship advice: Rose-tinted glasses are the key to lasting bliss

Yes, love really IS blind! Rose-tinted glasses aren’t just for foolish romantics – they’re the key to lasting bliss, say scientists

9:53 AM on 15th August 2011

Somehow, those hormones that zoom around the body in the first flush of love also seem to kit out the eyes with a pair of rose-tinted glasses

Somehow, those hormones that zoom around the body in the first flush of love also seem to kit out the eyes with a pair of rose-tinted glasses

A new study appears to show that the most successful long-term partnerships may be the ones in which the couple hold inaccurate views about each others intellect, physique and personal qualities from the start

A new study appears to show that the most successful long-term partnerships may be the ones in which the couple hold inaccurate views about each others intellect, physique and personal qualities from the start


Example: Gordon Brown might have been a zero to the British public, but he is still a hero to his wife, Sarah

Example: Gordon Brown might have been a zero to the British public, but he is still a hero to his wife, Sarah

Unaware: Lydia says her husband gave her a tiny pair of shorts that even model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley would struggle to carry off

Unaware: Lydia says her husband gave her a tiny pair of shorts that even model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley would struggle to carry off