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What annoys couples most when travelling together?

- April 16th, 2012

 

10% of Canadian couples say vacationing together is frustrating. (Shutterstock)

Few experiences are more romantic than laying on a warm, secluded beach with the person you love most, thousands of kilometres away from your worries.

Of course, a week of incredible closeness at a fab resort can quickly turn nightmarish for couples as those quirks you once tolerated in moderation at home – think loud snoring or tardiness  – begin to peck away at any romantic vacation vibes.

According to a recent survey by online dating network Zoosk.com, 18% of Canadians say vacationing with their honey 24/7 was an “eye-opening experience” that revealed habits they wished remained hidden. Ten per cent of Canadians surveyed by Zoosk added travelling with their significant other was a frustrating experience, while another 5% said the trip was so bad, they couldn’t wait to get home.

According to Canadian men surveyed by Zoosk, the most annoying habits of their female travel partners includes carrying too much luggage, being disorganized, being high maintenance and arriving late at the airport.

Women, meanwhile, say their male counterparts snore too loudly, are messy and are disorganized on vacation.

Both sexes worry about bothering each other after spending so much time together, with 5% of men admitting they worry their snoring will irritate their partner.

Shannon Tebb, certified Life Coach and Dating and Relationship Expert for Zoosk.com, says it’s how you deal with annoyances that will save or break your relationship.

“If you’re taking a trip together, you should already be at a point in your relationship where you are comfortable sharing your feelings and talking out problems,” Tebb said in a press release. “If you feel like you’re getting on each other’s nerves, try and diffuse the situation with humor. Most things couples worry or stress about are not ‘serious issues’, so it helps to realize this and laugh about the situation together.”

Zoosk.com surveyed 1,001 Canadians about their experiences travelling as a couple.