A 2017 eHarmony Study Suggested That There Are Five Stages In Most Relationships

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Image: Luis Alvarez/Getty Images

Every couple’s love story is unique – from how they met to their first steps toward romance. Even so, a study has seemingly shown that most relationships actually mirror one another by all going through five specific stages. And, unfortunately, many pairs may not be able to survive past the third of these phases.

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Image: Instagram/isabelfeedz

Nowadays, it seems that couples meet in a myriad of ways. Some hook up online through dating websites and apps, for instance, while others manage to come across their future mates while out on the town. And there there are the pairs who first become acquainted through friends.

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Image: Alexis Brown

A 2015 Mic survey found, in fact, that 39 percent of the 18- to 34-year-old respondents had found love after being introduced to people who their buddies knew. Meanwhile, another 22 percent revealed that their respective relationships had begun following encounters “in a social setting.”

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