中英對照讀新聞》Two-thirds of couples start out as friends, research finds 研究：3分之2的夫妻從朋友做起
A new research suggests roughly two-thirds of couples start out as friends and maintain a platonic relationship for long periods before sparking a romance.
Danu Anthony Stinson, an associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of Victoria, Canada, and her co-authors investigated the experience of nearly 1,900 university students and crowdsourced adults（including 677 who were married or in a common law partnership）, all of whom were asked whether they were friends with their current romantic partner before they became romantically involved.
Most participants（68%）reported that their current or most recent romantic relationship began as a friendship. The rate of friends-first initiation was even higher among 20-somethings, with 85% of such couples saying their romance began as a friendship.
platonic：形容詞，精神的；柏拉圖（哲學）的。例句：Their friendship is based on platonic love.（他們的友情是基於柏拉圖式的愛情。）
common law partnership：片語，普通法伴侶（同居）關係，指在部分司法區，一對伴侶無需正式註冊民事或宗教婚姻，依然在法律上被承認婚姻有效的法律架構。