“Women need warning before a surprise holiday!” says airline company

Men thinking of booking a surprise trip for their other half should think again, if ‘research’ published in the Daily Telegraph is to be believed:

Planning a surprise trip? Give her eight days’ notice

Women may claim that they desire spontaneity from their man, but a study suggests they actually want eight days’ notice of any “surprise” trip.

Three out of five women in the survey confessed to hating surprises and a third said they would hate it if their partner suddenly sprang a short break on them.

But that may be just as well, because the average woman is treated to just two romantic trips from their partner during the course of a relationship, the research found.

Source: Daily Telegraph, 23 October 2012

What’s more, the Daily Mail agreed:

DON’T surprise her! Women confess they hate spontaneity from their partner – especially if they spring a weekend away

This will come as a surprise to many men who expect to earn Brownie points by whisking their other half off for a surprise romantic getaway. 

In a recent survey, 60 per cent of women confessed they hate surprises, with a third admitting they would be annoyed if their partner sprang a holiday on them – because they would have no time to prepare for it.

The research found the typical woman wants seven days and 11 hours notice before even the shortest break so she can plan her outfits (with at least three shopping trips) and arrange cover at work.

Source: Daily Mail, 22 October 2012

Yet, the ‘research’ is in fact a press release put out by British Airways, to remind men that sometimes women actually like to be taken on holiday, and that British Airways fly people to their holidays: