Single tickets please as more holidaymakers leave partners at home
Forget romantic walks along tropical beaches or candle-lit suppers in European capitals. More and more British holidaymakers are opting for “me time” and going away without their partner, according to a new survey.
The gifted but solitary British psychiatrist Anthony Storr famously told his patients that “the capacity to be alone is necessary if the brain is to function at its best”, echoing the old cliché that “time apart” is crucial in forging a happy and lasting relationship.
It’s advice the holiday-going public are obviously taking to heart with “solo breaks” becoming the escape of choice for 27 per cent of people, who admitted they ditched their lovers for solo trips or holidays with friends last year, compared to just 10 per cent a decade ago.
Bye, dear… I’m off on holiday: More people than ever choosing to take a break without their partner
More people are opting for ‘me time’ by choosing to take trips without their partner, according to survey.
In the past year as many as 27 per cent of those in a relationship went away without their partner, the poll found.
Ten years ago, just 10 per cent admitted having a holiday without their partner.
Who is behind this story advocating solo holidays and leaving your loved ones at home? A travel insurance company, simply aiming for some column inches:
Selwyn Fernandes, the managing director of LV= travel insurance, which commissioned the research, said: ‘The way we travel has fundamentally changed in recent years with people going away more frequently and taking part in a wider range of activities.’