- New survey conducted in recognition of Sweetest Day on October 21 found that double dates can stress people out with one in five suffering from regular relationship envy
- Sixty-five percent of respondents said they’ve gotten in an argument with their partner over a comparison to something in another couple’s relationship
- Half of respondents said they’ve felt intimidated by another couple’s financial and social lifestyle
- Four out of 10 participants said they’ve felt envious when another couple brags about their sex life
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 19, 2017-- In recognition of Sweetest Day on Saturday, October 21, Groupon, which recently launched Groupon+ (Groupon Plus) voucherless, cash-back restaurant deals perfect for daters, asked 2,000 people in relationships about some of their biggest pain points in order to help others avoid the same pitfalls. According to the results, people still have work to do when it comes to bringing romance to a relationship with almost 60 percent of survey respondents saying they wish their partner was sweeter to them.
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A new Groupon survey conducted in recognition of Sweetest Day on October 21 found almost 60 percent of Americans wish their partner was sweeter to them. (Graphic: Business Wire)
The survey, conducted by market researchers OnePoll and commissioned by Groupon, also found that one out of every five people in relationships admitted to being regularly driven to jealousy by other couples who seemingly have the perfect relationship. Sixty-five percent of respondents said they’ve gotten in an argument with their partner over a comparison to something in another couple’s relationship, half said they’ve felt intimidated by another couple’s financial and social lifestyle and four out of 10 said they’ve felt envious when another couple brags about their sex life.
“While there’s a lot of stress involved with relationships, going out for a fun evening shouldn’t add to it,” said Guido Torrini, VP and GM Groupon+. “There are a number of easy, affordable ideas that can help you focus on more important things like totally winning this double date.”
Nearly 65 percent of those surveyed said they regularly go on double dates with the average person in a relationship having about 16 of them per year.
Top Five Things Couples Compete About
Social life (dining out/date nights)
Sex life/how much sex we’re having
Top Five Double Dating Faux Pas
Talking about sex
Criticizing a partner (even jokingly)
Third-wheeling someone (i.e. making them feel uncomfortable)
Top Five Double Date Ideas Recommended by Groupon
Going to a hibachi restaurant
Attending a cooking class
Visiting a local brewery
Checking out a comedy show
Trying an escape room experience
From now until Oct. 22, customers with an eligible credit card in one of the 23 markets where Groupon+ is available, have a chance to win a 7-day culinary adventure for two to Italy’s Amalfi Coast where they’ll discover the flavors of Italian cuisine through hands-on cooking classes and gourmet meals. Customers can enter for a chance to win by visiting https://www.groupon.com/deals/ga-epitourean-26.*
The 23 U.S. markets where Groupon+ is live include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Jose, Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Phoenix, Tampa, Minneapolis, Miami, Denver, San Diego, Las Vegas, Austin, Newark, N.J., Long Island, N.Y. and Orange County, Calif.
For a list of other great date night ideas recommended by Groupon, please visit https://www.groupon.com/articles/cheap-date-ideas.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. To enter without making a purchase, visit http://gr.pn/amalfientry and provide the information requested. Limit 1 entry per person per day regardless of method of entry. Odds of winning depend on the total number of entries received. Void where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes only open to legal residents of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Jose, Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Phoenix, Tampa, Minneapolis, Miami, Denver, San Diego, Las Vegas, Austin, Newark, N.J., Long Island, N.Y. and Orange County, Calif. (or the immediately surrounding areas), 18+. Entry period ends: 11:59 p.m. ET on Oct. 22, 2017. ARV of prize: $15,714 USD. Subject to full Official Rules. Sponsor: Groupon, Inc., 600 West Chicago Avenue, Ste. 400, Chicago, IL 60654
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