LateDeals Couples Holiday Arguments Survey

LateDeals have recently carried out a survey into how often couples argue during their holidays and why. The survey has received a lot of press coverage and has been featured on the Daily Mail and Telegraph websites and on various press release websites including WebWire. The results of the survey were quite surprising with 78% of couples admitting they have at least two major bust ups on a fortnight’s holiday.

There are many reasons why couples argue during the stresses of day to day life when they are at home, but holidays are meant to be a time for a couple to enjoy one another’s company and find time to spend some good quality time together. However 62% of couples admitted to bickering up to three times a day when on holiday and this could be due to what each person is expecting out of the holiday. Calum Macdonald our online marketing manager here at explains:

“Everybody has their own idea of what makes the perfect break and when you clash on these ideals arguments can break out, however, it’s shocking to discover how much couples actually do argue when abroad!”

“6% of couples surveyed even admitted that they had asked for separate rooms at some point during their holiday, due to unresolved tensions!”

“Choose a holiday that suits you both, as this can help reduce stress levels. For example, if one of you wants to be active and the other wants to flop on a sun lounger, try and find a resort where both are available. Our site offers hundreds of different holiday options to suit all needs and tastes – and hopefully help ensure holiday wars are kept to a minimum!”

The research which involved nearly 2000 participants showed that the top 10 reasons for a holiday bust ups occurred because:

  • Ladies became irritated when they noticed their partners checking out other females on the beach and around the pool.
  • Women taking too long to get ready
  • Where to eat and what to have
  • Spending too much money
  • Disagreements on what to do whilst on holiday such as go sightseeing or relax.
  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • Disagreements on how early to get to the airport
  • Men packing too little and women packing too much.
  • Disagreements over currency and what £ equivalent is
  • Arguments over driving in a foreign country: in particular map reading.