Holidaying Couples Warned It Could Begin with An Argument
Waiting around for your other half causes 30 arguments a year, a survey has found.
Millions admitted to regularly falling out with their partner because a lack of organisation and leaving things to the last minute means they are often left hanging around for their other half.
And it’s usually women who are to blame with disorganisation meaning they are more likely to be the ones late for appointments, meetings with friends, work and even a wedding.
But when it comes to holidays, the opposite is true with men leaving their packing to the last-minute while women start it days before their departure date.
The poll, by Rescue Remedy, also revealed women allow more time to travel to the airport and check in earlier than men.
A spokesman for Rescue Remedy, said: “For many couples, they will be familiar with the scenario of one of them waiting around for the other one, who is still getting ready.
“But this can result in both of you being late – something those who are organised will hate.
“So, it’s not surprising to see this leads to so many rows within the nation’s households – adding to the worry and stress which already comes from being late.
“However, while women seem to face a last-minute rush for everyday events, for holidays they are far more organised, leaving them worry-free and ready to start their holiday as soon as possible.”
The poll of 2,000 adults found 65 per cent of women claim to be super-organised and always ready for things ahead of time, compared to just 55 per cent of men.
But the results show women are more likely to be late for important everyday events with one in four admitted they have been tardy when meeting friends, compared to just 16 per cent of men.
And more than one in five women admit to often turning up late to work while just 13 per cent of men say the same.
Women are also more likely to be behind schedule when it comes to arriving at birthday parties, getting a train, a doctors or dentist appointment and weddings.
However, the poll carried out by OnePoll.com, found that when it comes to holidays, the average woman starts packing four days before they leave, with more than one in ten allowing a full week to get organised.
Men don’t start packing until three days before they go, with more than half admitting they often leave it until a day or so before, or even on the day, they depart.
And when it comes to getting to the airport, eight in ten women worry about making sure they leave enough time to get there, while less than two thirds of men say the same.
But 47 per cent of women start to worry if they are running slightly late before a flight – something which bothers just 35 per cent of men.
Neil Shah from The Stress Management Society added: “When it comes to holiday preparation, one of the most important things is to be organised.
Start by checking in online to save yourself time at the airport. You can even send your boarding passes to your smart device!
If you need to take a moment to remove yourself and take a few deep breaths or write a list of things you still have to do, it will help realign your focus and enable you to think more carefully.”