How many long-term relationships has the average American had?

For some people, adding the words “long-term” in front of “relationship” might be an indication of how significant the romance was. YouGov also asked, “How many romantic partners have you said ‘I love you’ to?” — another (but equally fallible, in my opinion) way of understanding how many important relationships someone has had. The pollster found that the breakdown was pretty similar to the one above, meaning that most (but not all) people in long-term relationships say I love you. (Unless those people are saving those romantic “I love you”s for people they aren’t actually dating, in which case these two charts have nothing to do with each other!)