Would you consider yourself happy in your relationship? Some of us get into relationships and when they start to stall, we don't really take the time to make sure we're getting all of our needs met. And new data shows that we may not be as a happy in our relationships as we want to be.
According to a survey of 2,000 American adults conducted by adult retailer EdenFantasys, we've got some work to do within our relationships. In fact, when asked to grade their partners on different attributes, Americans ended up giving their partners an average of 80 percent — barely scraping a B-.
If you feel like your relationship wouldn't get a passing grade, don't be shy about asking for what you want. "Women are told by parents, society, their own negative self-talk, etc., that they must fit some mold rather than lead with their own preferences,” life coach and relationship expert Diana Mitchem tells Bustle. “[T]here is no need to feel guilty when you are personally clear about the kind of person with whom you are looking to connect." If not, you could end up in a lackluster relationship.
But the survey data wasn't all bad. With an average of 85 percent (B), people rated their partner strong in the friendship department. And weren't too disappointed in their kissing skills, either. But still, there was a lot to be desired.
Below, you'll find a breakdown of how Americans ranked different categories of their relationship to get the overall grade of B-.