The Washington Times - March 21, 2009, 11:26AM

A study in the Review of General Psychology shows that romantic love lasts longer than previously thought, LiveScience is reporting.

A survey of 6,000 people — from new couples to long-married partners — found that 13% reported high levels of romantic love.


Researchers said the results were surprisingly high since it has long been thought that romantic love dies over time.

This reminds me of an old joke told by a standup comic: “I’ve been in love with the same woman for 42 years.  I just hope my wife doesn’t find out.”

For some people, romance is like bipartisanship.  They want to believe in it but just can’t bring themselves to do it.