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.
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:
British people are more adventurous than ever before, according to new ‘research’. And how exactly does this spirit of adventure manifest itself? From The Daily Express, November 9th 2012:
SURGE IN OVERSEAS TRIPS
THE average adult will travel more than 18,000 miles around the world by the age of 40 – nearly seven times as far as their parents.
A study yesterday revealed the typical 40-year-old has been on at least 13 holidays abroad and 21 in the UK while their parents would have only visited five European countries, clocking up 2,653 miles.
The same story also made, at least, the paper editions of The Sun and The Daily Star, as well as the paper edition of the Daily Mail.
While it may well be true that people of the current generation travel more than their parents (in face it’s almost guaranteed to be true), as ever the source of the information is vital in figuring out why this research made the news.
The poll by British Airways High Life magazine found travellers are increasingly adventurous, with seven in 10 choosing destinations where they can experience unknown cultures and sights.
The research came from British Airways, who have something of a vested interest in promoting the fact that people travel by planes an awful lot.
Looking into the press release fully, and it becomes clear what angle British Airways are pushing: ‘to be part of ‘Generation Curious’ you must be adventurous, and jet-set to far flung places of the world… and British Airways will take you there, including to our selected hottest places to travel in 2013’.