Christmas is almost here, followed by a New Years Eve that is set to look a tad different than those of years gone by.
And what comes after that?
Well, February 14th is sort of already creeping up on us, and when it does arrive many people will be hoping for a Valentine’s Day that’s a little more exciting than 2020 has been. Whether you’re loved-up and planning a romantic night in, or you’re a single pringle planning to down a tub of Ben & Jerry’s on the sofa (same), chances are you’ll do something.
For a lot of people, sex is on the cards – right? Well, maybe wrong. A recent study appears to show that we’re not all that fussed when it comes to getting between the sheets. In fact, Brits are more likely to donate an organ than agree to spice things up in the bedroom.
Research by GalaBingo.com asked 2,000 UK residents in long term relationships about the ‘gambles’ we are prepared to make, or have previously made, in the name of love.
The survey found that nearly half of loved-up Brits (42%) would move abroad for their partner, and 41% would give an organ, but less than a fifth (16%) would agree to spice things up in the bedroom.
Just under half (42%) revealed they would be prepared to change their job, and a third (34%) would face a fear if it allowed their loved-one to experience something they always dreamed of.
Of the participants, twice as many men had agreed to greater sexual experimentation for their partner than women (10% versus 5%) and more men had faced a fear for their partner too (40% versus 31% of women).
Overall, the study emphasised a readiness to gamble when in love, and a high probability that it would pay off.
Karina Adrian, Head of Brand Marketing at GalaBingo.com, said: ‘As the nation’s happy makers, we thought it would be really interesting to find out just how much we’re prepared to gamble in the name of our ‘happily ever-afters’.
‘What is great to see is both the level of devotion and the heart-warming outcomes from these inspiring acts of love.’
(Just maybe not when it comes to jiggle balls.)