A study shows that couples who share a love of Disney have longer-lasting relationships.
A story has been circulating the internet saying that couples who love all things Disney are more likely to have better, more successful relationships, and it’s not wrong. According to researchers at the University of Kansas, playfulness is a highly important factor in relationship security.
“Playfulness between romantic partners is a crucial component in bonding and establishing a relational security. Particularly shared laughter is an important indicator,” states University of Kansas researcher Jeff Hall. “What is strongly related to relationship satisfaction is the humor that couples create together [though mutual interests].”
So how does this relate to Disney, you ask? Well, when it comes to mutual interests, Disney is probably one of the most playful and fun interests couples can share. Singing Disney songs in the car, laughing at the same moments in animated classics, and having a blast at the Happiest Places on Earth — Disney Parks — are ways that couples can be playful together over a mutual love of all things Disney.
“A relationship is much more likely to be successful and long-lasting when couples share common interests and hobbies,” says clinical psychologist Francine Lederer.
Of course, these common interests and hobbies can be anything under the sun. But if your mutual interests can be playful, fun, and magical, that’s definitely a plus. And as one report notes, having similar interests and hobbies is great, and having sufficient time to experience these interests and hobbies as a couple is even better.
We constantly recommend different offerings at Disneyland and Walt Disney World that couples can take advantage of, with or without kids. And as it turns out, spending time with the one you love at the Most Magical Place on Earth — or bringing some of that Disney magic into your everyday life — is one way your relationship can withstand the test of time.
So go see those new Disney movies in theaters as soon as they come out. Plan magical vacations to the Disney Parks every chance you get (and save money while you’re at it!). If you and your other half love Disney and it brings you joy to do Disney things together, then go for it. Because according to science, it will only help your relationship!