I’m a person that likes to look around when I’m driving. I always wonder when I see couples not talking to each other and staring into space, they must not be happy?
According to a recent survey conducted by YourTango.com in collaboration with Ford – refutes my assumption. The survey reveals that couples that spend a long time in the car have a positive impact on relationships.
Virtually 90 percent of surveyed couples who have taken a road trip together say it strengthens their relationship. And being in the right kind of car is key to forging that bond.
The survey also reveals that more than 77 percent of couples look forward to taking more trips with their significant other.
The best reason to take a road trip together is not where they’re going, say 44 percent, but the fun and adventure of the trip itself. More than 40 percent say the quality time afforded them is the best reason for a road trip
In fact, for most couples life is about the journey – it’s not where they end up, but the trip itself that gives meaning to their relationship. Happy couples everywhere will admit the magic happens in the car.
When asked to list the top three activities they spend their time on the road doing, almost 80 percent of respondents report they talk and catch up on each other’s lives, 70 percent enjoy blasting their favorite music, and nearly 55 percent take in the sights and have some quiet time.
Nearly all respondents agree their best conversations happen on the road. Of the kinds of conversations they have, more than 65 percent say their discussions are serious, meaningful talks.
But talk isn’t all they do – romance plays a big part for couples on the road, too. According to the survey, 74 percent hold hands and smooch at red lights.
So the question of the day, do you prefer to take a road trip with your spouse, or would prefer another mode of transportation? What was your favorite road trip?