According to a study at the University of Texas, if men really want to know how much their partners love them, they simply have to see how often their better halves hug and kiss them, a major newspaper reported.
The research admits men are not naturally romantic, their idea of affection is doing household chores or trying to get frisky in the bedroom.
But it does not mean men are less loving. They just express their feelings in different ways to women, the survey involving 168 couples found.
The study revealed that while women show love by hiding negative thoughts and feelings, men contribute to successful marriage by spending more time on shared activities or initiating sex.
Women were less likely to nag their husbands and give hugs and kisses if they were more in love, the study found.