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LegalShield Survey Reveals “Laws” of Modern Relationships 

February 17th, 2023

In today’s tech-driven world, relationship rules, whether defined or not, have changed. To understand if modern partners abide by “laws” in their romances, LegalShield surveyed more than 1,600 people in relationships. Many respondents believed in the rule of trusting your partner and not having “laws”; however, survey insights show somecouples abide and break these digitally centric ones:  

Solo Show Bingeing 

  • 71% admitted to secretly solo bingeing TV shows that they were supposed to wait to watch with their partner.  

Location Sharing 

  • 37% of respondents ages 18-29 require location services to be on and shared in their relationship. 
  • As age increases, this practice drops off dramatically. Only 23% of respondents ages 30-60 have this same requirement. 

Flirty “Likes” 

  • For couples who have instituted a rule of not “liking” social media photos posted by people of the same gender as their partner, 64% have broken this rule.  

Food Delivery

  • For 25% of survey respondents, it’s against the law of their relationship to order food delivery without ordering for their partner too. 
  • Of those who have been dating less than a year, 78% have broken this law, compared to 56% of married couples or people in a domestic partnership. 

The data also revealed that once couples start making relationship laws, it’s hard to stop. There is a 36% probability that if your relationship has one law, it has two or more laws. 

While these laws seem cheeky, LegalShield provider lawyers are ready to help navigate important relationship conversations and legal matters. Become a member today and speak to an experienced lawyer in your area

The LegalShield study was conducted on Jan. 28, 2023, and surveyed 1,681 adults, 25 and older, who live in the U.S. The sample was balanced by age among other demographic variables according to the U.S. Census. 

Media Contact: 
Hollon Kohtz, Director of Publicity