Valentine’s Day may be a locked down affair this year, but romance is still well and truly alive. We looked into the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on relationships and can reveal that, despite the difficulties, over half of Irish couples living apart said that the challenges of the last year have strengthened their relationship. And although 85% of these couples admitted to not being able to spend any quality time with their partner, 64% said they have actively made time for a virtual date with their other half.
On couples who are living together, 43% have found it difficult to spend quality time together and a quarter of these couples admit to having less patience with their partner over the last year. 16% confessed that they need time apart from their significant other to keep the romance alive, especially when faced with the challenges of living in a locked down society, with keeping the kids entertained (41%), being busy at work (21%) and feeling stressed and exhausted (20%) all cited as the main passion killers.
However, whether they’re living apart or separately, 69% of couples still plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year in some way, with flowers, chocolates and a gift card listed as the most popular gifts to treat that special someone to.
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