Romantic Physical Affection Types and Relationship Satisfaction

@article{Gulledge2003RomanticPA,
  title={Romantic Physical Affection Types and Relationship Satisfaction},
  author={Andrew K. Gulledge and Michelle H. Gulledge and Robert F. Stahmannn},
  journal={The American Journal of Family Therapy},
  year={2003},
  volume={31},
  pages={233 - 242}
}
College students (N = 295, 100 men, 195 women) responded to a questionnaire examining their preferences and attitudes regarding romantic physical affection (PA) types and relationship satisfaction (sexual intimacy is excluded from the scope of this study). The seven PA types examined are backrubs/massages, caressing/stroking, cuddling/holding, holding hands, hugging, kissing on the lips, and kissing on the face (not lips). In general, PA is found to be highly correlated with relationship and… 
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