If you find yourself humming Adele’s hit song “Someone Like You,” you might be feeling a little nervous about your relationship.
That’s what a new study found. If you like certain song lyrics more than others, it can indicate how committed or secure you are in a relationship.
Psychologists have found that people who are worried about being alone like Adele’s words that are full of these worries.
However, a University of Toronto study found that people who hummed The Beatles’ “Love Me Do” were more likely to report feeling highly secure in their relationship.
“Lyrics are important, so pay attention to them,” said Dr. from the university. Ravin Alaei points out that “the lyrics of your favorite relationship songs can help you validate your thoughts and feelings, as well as reveal something about your relationship experiences. may not have realized.”
People participating in the study were divided into four groups according to their relationship. The “anxious” group was worried about rejection, the “avoidant” group was negative and cold, the “secure” group was confident, and the “mixed” group included people from all of these groups.
In the study, published in the journal Personal Relationships, the lyrics of 7,000 different songs were rated for their variable content of “safe”, “disturbing” or “unavoidable” before asking a test group to choose their favorite songs.
The survey showed that in the test group, people who were “avoidant” or usually negative in relationships and did not want to enter them, always chose songs with “avoidant” lyrics.
This pattern was also observed in other groups. Concerned People chose Adele’s “Someone Like You,” with the lyrics, “I couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it/I was hoping you’d see my face and remind me/That’s not what it’s like for me.” it’s over.”
Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe” was often reminisced by those who remember more, with the line “Put your little hand in mine/There’s no hill or mountain we can’t climb.” their relationship.
Dr. “It’s a guide on how to hook up safely,” says Alaei.
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