Sandals recently conducted a study that revealed 70% of men only ‘try’ to be romantic when they are on vacation with their partner.
The research also showed that day-to-day, the idea of what a modern man considers to be romantic has changed greatly from what are considered to be more traditional gestures. Putting the trash out, making the bed, letting their partner take control of the TV remote and even just putting the toilet seat down are among the acts that men now consider to be romantic.
The study of 1,000 men revealed that there are still some romantics out there who do think it’s important to say ‘I love you’, open doors ahead of their other half, leave love letters or simply give them a kiss or cuddle. Researchers also found that while the traditional romantic gestures, such as a candlelit dinner or buying flowers are still on the list, helping out with chores or even looking after their children to give their other half a break are also among the modern actions.
However, almost three quarters of men admit they could make more effort in the romance department, while 85 percent admitted that their relationship could benefit from a vacation. Some say that this is because they find it easier to be romantic when they are away from home, as they don’t have the usual day-to-day distractions. Others put it down to being in a romantic location, while 24 percent also find it easier to turn on the charm if they are in a romantic hotel. More than one in ten also say that simply being away from the stress and strains of home life helps to put the spark back into their relationship.
The study also revealed that more than six in ten couples find they are more romantic with their other half after returning from a break, with the ‘holiday glow’ lasting around three weeks before they get back to their normal routine.
Mohamed Satar, a Head Butler at Sandals, says, “These days it seems that just helping with everyday chores or remembering their partner’s birthday is considered romantic by the modern man, but while these things are important, both parties in a relationship should also make an effort to keep the romance alive.”
“We do find that romance doesn’t always come naturally to some of our guests and that is where we step in helping to create romantic scenarios to surprise their other half. I am sure some of the ladies are left wondering if it’s something in the Caribbean air that has brought out the Casanova in their partner! Although they may have received a little helping hand, we know that everyone has the potential to be a romantic, we are just happy to help bring that side out”.
Satar continues “We are frequently asked for advice for continuing the romance back home, my top take-home tips include; drawing a bubble bath with rose petals and candles, making her favourite cocktail after a hard days work, or even just a surprise picnic of champagne and strawberries on the living room floor when it’s raining outside. Of course, nothing speaks romance more than a trip away to enjoy some true quality time together”
So if you’re ready to turn up the romance and plan the ultimate Luxury Included® Vacation with your loved one today, visit Sandals on the web.