When it comes to romance, men desire something women may find shocking: They want to cuddle and caress. While it's long been known that cuddling and caressing are important ingredients for long-term relationship satisfaction, an international study from five countries shows that contrary to stereotypes, tenderness is actually more important to men than it is to women. for men, relationship happiness was more likely if the man reported being in good health.

Surprisingly, frequent kissing or cuddling also predicted happiness in the relationship for men, but not for women. Both men and women reported more happiness the longer they had been together.

Ladies, does your man like to cuddle?  I must not be the norm?