It is true that old love does not equal new love. In the Old Love camp, gone is the anxiety over what to wear, what to talk about, is it too soon to call, and whether there is food stuck in your teeth. Instead, couples who have been together for many years demonstrate a calmer yet deeply attached kind of love for one another, one that is less obsessive than that of people who have recently fallen for each other, but which understands partners as central to each other's lives. Scientists acknowledge past research that argues romantic love is generally over 12 to 15 months into a relationship, but add that this study proves that particular timeline is not a steadfast rule. And no, Old Love couples are not sleeping in separate beds nor carousing with younger partners. They still like to have an exciting relationship in the bedroom, and continue to want connection, engagement, and a sex life.