While spending a lot of time together may be good for some folks’ relationships, a new poll finds the real key to a happy coupling is a little time alone.
The survey finds:
- 85% of people in a relationship say having some "me time" on a regular basis is the key to a healthy relationship.
- 41% of people wouldn’t stay with a partner if they couldn’t have their time alone.
- 82% say “me time” makes their relationship stronger.
- Most couples say “me time” is more important to their relationship than date night.
- 58% of folks encourage their partners to spend time without them.
- The ideal amount of “me time” is 51 minutes a day, or six hours per week.
So, what do people in relationships do when they get their “me time?” Well, for 60% of people they simply watch a TV or movie. Other perfect “me time” activities include:
- Reading a book (56%)
- Listening to a podcast (42%)
- Exercising (38%)
- Savoring a cup of coffee/tea (34%)
- Having a meal alone (34%)
- Going out dancing (33%)
- Shopping (32%)
- Going for a walk/leisurely stroll (32%)
- Getting my hair done (31%)