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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.

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3 comments

  1. Jason | April 23, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Best thing that could happen to a couple before marriage is take that trip away together where you are 24/7 with each other and no contact with friends or family. This will determine if you should take the next step and marry one another. If you can’t get along for 4 days let alone 7 days, you should not consider being together forever.

  2. Diva | April 23, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Young people today don’t know what real romance or a loving relationship is. They are too into themselves and into just having sex. They have Iphones, Ipads, sit on Twiter and Facebook and then they don’t have time for their partners. They are not really couples at all, just sex mates who come and go in and out of the relationship as it suites them. I have been married for 42 amazing years and I know from living a long life that it’s not at all what it used to be and that’s why people are so unhappy and there are so many divorces today.
    Take it from a 63 year old grandmohter. My advice is to turn off the TV and the radio. Get off Twitter and Facebook, hide your Iphone and just relax and get into being with each other while you’re on vacation. Rent a scooter. Go and visit some beautiful sights together. Talk, talk, talk to each other. Shut the world off and you’ll find the happiness and the love you are craving. Then the snoring and all the small stuff won’t matter as much. Believe me I know. I have travelled the world with my husband and he snores. It’s normal LOL
    Get some ear plugs if it’s really that bad. They work!!

    Diva

  3. Diane from Calgary | May 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    What annoys me when we travel together is….the woman seating us on the plane separated us & then I had to listen to some single guy trying to pick up the girl beside him (he was in the middle seat), once the plane took off I moved over to sit with my husband…..the people at the busy restaurant who complained about everything & then never even left a tip for the server (whom we know & like since having been there several times)….and since I’m the one who snores, I’m glad we booked a 2 bedroom place so my hubby could get some sleep! LOL Yes, he’s messy but hey, I’m not the one who has to clean up when we’re on holidays, but I sure make him tip the maids well!

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