With every relationship come the standard milestones — your first date, first kiss, first sleepover, and your first fart. Yes, that last one, according to a 2016 survey by Mic.com, is just as monumental as the rest.
Farting around each other means there’s true intimacy in the relationship, according to Mic.
Being comfortable enough to break wind is a critical step in making the transition from just liking someone, to being in love with that person.
The website surveyed more than 125 people in their 20s and 30s to find out when most people “break the fart barrier” and found that “most people wait between two and six months into a relationship, which also happens to be prime ‘I love you’ time.”
Many people wait for relationship milestones to toot, including 7% who prefer to secure the “I love you” before farting and 18.6% who wait for the other one to fart first. Of the people who wait for the other person to fart, 73% are women, which Mic points out proves “grossness inequality” is a real thing. Thirty-three percent of people, though, say regular sleepovers mean definite cheese-cutting territory.
Next time you fart in front of your significant other, don’t be embarrassed, just let them know it’s healthy and perfectly normal.