Wednesday, 17 May 2017

We are more likely to give a partner an organ than agree to try something new ‘in the bedroom’

Nearly half of Brits (42%) would move abroad for their partner, and 41% would give an organ, but less than a fifth (16%) would agree to experiment sexually in the bedroom, according to a new study by
The research, which polled 2,000 UK residents in long-term relationships, looked into the ‘gambles’ we are prepared to make, or previously have made, in the name of love.
Just under half (42%) of respondents revealed they would be prepared to change their job, and 34% would face a fear if it allowed their loved one to experience something they always dreamed of. Trying an extreme sport, however, was a no-go for 84% of Brits, suggesting there are some hurdles that even love can’t make us jump over!
Unexpectedly, one in ten love-birds surveyed said they had quit their job to look after their partner’s family and the same quantity had moved abroad.
Looking at the gender split, 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).
Furthermore, the study highlighted that more than 93% of couples that gambled something in the name of love have stayed together, and more than one in ten (13%) went on to get engaged or married, (if they weren’t already). A third (33%) said their act of love had made their relationship stronger.
Over half (55%) of respondents said they believed that occasionally moving out of their comfort zone is a good thing, and nine in ten revealed they are ready to take a gamble if it could ultimately make them happier.
Overall, the study emphasised a readiness to gamble when in love, and a high probability that it would pay off.
Harriet Spickets, 27, from Halifax in Yorkshire said: “I was living with my parents in Surrey after finishing uni and my boyfriend moved back to Halifax. Obviously, with us, both working, and more than a 200-mile drive between us it was hard to fit in time together.
“So, after two years of long-distance, we decided that I would leave my job, which I loved, and move up to Halifax so we could be together. We found a house, organised our first mortgage (without having lived together previously) and I found a new job in a similar career path.
“Two years on we’re happier than ever and looking to the future.”

Written by VavaViolet's editor Sophie Blackman.

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