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Psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos, who assisted with the research, said: "Shaped via a mixture of physical and emotional indicators, it's fascinating to note that this one core emotion can be broken down into such distinct stages.
"What's more, each stage may be relived and recaptured as couples grow into a relationship, and face different life challenges together."The couples filled with questions about how the relationship impacted various aspects of their lives.
For example, new parents often regress back to "assimilation" as they slowly come to terms with how their new arrival will change and shape everyday life.
The study also showed that date nights can reignite the "butterflies" felt in stage one in an romance in the latter of the five stages.
The research gives a comprehensive list of the symptoms of what are dubbed the five stages of love.
Symptoms of the first state – known as "butterflies" – include a dramatic increase in libido, a drop in weight and an overall lack of productivity.
Even having a date night every week scheduled may be routine, but anything can be a go on that specific night to make sure the spark is still there.
From this data, experts estimate that of the 33million Britons currently in a relationship, two per cent - some 588,000 people - were found to be in stage one, or "butterflies".
Ten per cent of Britons in love are believed to be in stage three – "assimilation".
Finally comes "stability" where levels of trust and intimacy reach their deepest point.
More than half of all Britons in love are residing comfortably in stage five.