Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are Hollywood’s favorite celebrity couple for a reason: they seem to have the whole relationship thing figured out.
The pair has been married for a decade, and three kids later (with a fourth one on the way), their relationship seems to be as happy as when they first started dating. They’ve quickly become “that” couple that gives true meaning to #relationshipgoals. But can every relationship have that same spark and connection?
Yes, and Paired can help! Building and maintaining a happy relationship over time can be challenging. As the number one couple’s app backed by leading experts and research, Paired knows what it takes to make a relationship successful. 80% of users feel more connected to their partner after using Paired, reporting a 36% increase in their relationship satisfaction.
The Paired app offers daily questions, quizzes, games, and relationship exercises designed by leading relationship therapists and academics — all proven to help couples feel more connected, improve their communication, and solve relationship issues. Best of all, it’s fun, rewarding, and you can experience real results in just a few minutes a day.
“I love this app! It has helped me and my husband be able to openly talk and improve our relationship” ★★★★★ Play Store Review August 2022
Paired is used by hundreds of thousands of couples each day. The app offers couple’s the ability to focus on areas that matter most, and consistently adds more personalization options so that each relationship benefits. Take a look at five elements we believe make Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ relationship so strong — and see if Paired can help you build that fairytale romance with your partner.
“She’s made me a more empathetic person. I have a very fractured relationship with my father. Before he died, she made me remember things I didn’t want to remember. She made me remember the good times.” — Ryan Reynolds
Research shows that gratitude is a vital component of a successful long-term relationship. Not only that, but appreciating your partner often matters more to relationship quality than passion and sexual frequency. Couples who feel and express gratitude for one another are more likely to stay together, feel closer, show more commitment to their relationship, and have better skills in navigating conflict.
"I love that he challenges me. He's someone that I trust when he challenges me.” — Blake Lively
Psychologist and relationship expert Dr. John Gottman describes trust as one of the most important foundations for any relationship. He argues that without trust, there is no connection.
Research has shown that trusting a romantic partner was directly linked to positive feelings of love and happiness in a relationship.
"In other relationships, if something came up, I would call my girlfriends or my sister, and say, 'Hey, this is what he did — what should I do?'. Where with him [...] I'm like, 'Hey, this happened. It upset me. This is how I feel. What do I do?' And he does the same for me." — Blake Lively
Speaking to Glamour, Lively shared how she and Reynolds handle conflict in their marriage. The answer? They communicate. It’s no secret that communication is key, and these two just confirm how important it is to openly talk through issues with your partner.
But good communication isn’t just important to navigate conflict. Open and honest communication can foster trust, intimacy, and closeness in your relationship.
"I knew he would always be my best friend for my whole life. That was the biggest thing to me. I’d never known anything like the friendship that I had with him. I could like him as much as I loved him.” — Blake Lively
Having chemistry is obviously important in a long-term relationship, but what makes Lively and Reynolds’ relationship so strong is that friendship is at the foundation of their relationship.
According to Dr. Gottman, friendship is the foundation of a happy marriage — and research confirms that. When researchers looked into relationship happiness and well-being, they found that couples who make the effort to build on the friendship aspect of their relationship are more likely to stay together.
"I want to thank my wife, Blake. Everything I do is to make her laugh, especially the sex." — Ryan Reynolds
And lastly, what truly makes Lively and Reynolds’s relationship so covetable is how much fun they seem to have together. Whether they’re at home or at the Met Gala, they’re unafraid to laugh at themselves or take themselves too seriously.
Being able to laugh together is a big part of what makes a relationship last. Research has found that couples who are playful in their relationship are more likely to feel connected and happy, and they’re also able to communicate and navigate conflict better. Some studies even found that being playful with your partner can even build trust and improve your sex life.
Working on your relationship doesn’t have to be a huge time commitment. Paired offers bite-sized exercises, quizzes, and games that allows couples to always find a little time for each other. More importantly, it’ll keep relationship building fun and easily accessible.
“This app is exactly what we needed! My husband and I use it everyday before bed and we love it” ★★★★★ Play Store Review October 2022
Paired understands that couples want meaningful results. Thankfully, all recommendations, exercises, quizzes, and more are 100% research-based. Paired also is completely expert backed, so experts are leading the design on everything offered to you and your partner.
Fostering a healthy and happy relationship has never been easier! Download the Paired app today and trial it with your partner today.