A quarter of new couples jet off on holiday together in the opening three months of their relationships, a new study has shown.
One in five said they do so to test the strength of the relationship, with the average trip lasting for seven nights.
Interestingly, half of those that go off on holiday look to stay relatively close to home, while one in ten admitted to jetting off to long-haul destinations.
The study, commissioned by Sandals Resorts, found that couples are keen to spend quality time together in the initial stages of the relationship and that a third believed their partner was more romantic when overseas.
Discussing future plans was often on the agenda, while one in eight couples even said they decided to get married during their trip!
Around 10% of the 2,000 people quizzed said they decided to move in together while they were away overseas, with a similar proportion making plans to start a family.
Older couples were found to be less likely to have an argument with their partner while on holiday, as 43% of those aged 55 or over said they couldn’t think of anything to disagree over!
Looking for somewhere idyllic was key, as this age group said they were keen to escape daily life for a week or so.
Younger couples meanwhile, put more emphasis on trying to feel closer to their partner while on holiday, with a particular focus on taking lots of photos together.
Of all couples, three quarters said they felt closer as a result of their holiday, and suggested that three holidays a year is enough to keep the spark in the relationship.
More than six in ten people said they prefer to go on holiday with their partner rather than with friends or family too.
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Date Created: 11/07/2019