There’s no doubt that being part of a couple isn’t easy, and according to a new poll it seems one important ingredient is missing in a lot of relationships.
A survey by Groupon finds that 58% of people wish their partner was sweeter to them, and not surprising it’s the women in the relationship who are more likely to be desiring that kindness, 47% more likely than men to be exact.
And when things aren’t perfect with a couple, there’s a good chance they may start getting a little jealous of other couples around them. The poll finds that 20% of people in relationships say they regularly get jealous of other couples who seem to have a perfect relationship, with 65% of couples saying that comparisons with other couples have led to arguments in their relationship.
As for the things couples compete about most, they include:
- Social life (dining out/date nights)
- Vacation destinations
- Sex life/how much sex we’re having
- Property/our home
And while being around more couples may lead to more jealousy, 65% of people say they regularly go on double dates, with the average person going on about 16 a year. Of course not all double dates go well, and the survey uncovered some of the biggest faux pas couples can do on a double date. They include:
- Talking about sex
- Kissing repeatedly
- Criticizing a partner (even jokingly)
- Third-wheeling someone (i.e. making them feel uncomfortable)
Source: New York Post