Britons put off break-ups to go on holiday

2012-07-12 15:21
New research by a leading online independent travel agency has revealed the extent that some Britons will go to in order to still get their annual summer holiday; with a tenth admitting to having previously put off a break-up with their partner in order to still go on a holiday that they had planned or booked.

Breaking Travel News reports that carried out the study as part of ongoing research into the holiday habits and preferences of people around the UK; with a particular focus on how important holidays were to them. 1,839 adults took part in the study and answered questions surrounding holidays they had been on in the past.

When asked ‘In the past, have you ever held off breaking up with a partner so that you could still go on a holiday you had booked or planned with them?' 9% of those taking part said ‘yes'. These respondents were asked if they had broken up with their partner (as planned) after the holiday, to which 82% said ‘yes'. The respondents were also asked how long it took them to break up with their partner after their holiday, to which the majority, 47%, said ‘2 weeks'.

However, 18% of those taking part who had put off a break-up to still go on a holiday said that they were still with the partner in question. When asked why they hadn't ended up breaking up as they initially planned, the majority, 47%, said they felt the holiday ‘helped their relationship.' 28% just put it down to a ‘change of heart', whilst 21% said they stayed together due to ‘habit'.

Have you ever gone on holiday with someone even though you were about to break up with them? Or would you? Tell us in the comment section.

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