How’s your love life during these stay-at-home times? Not to get personal, but Sunday is Valentine’s Day. Besides, getting in the middle of your home life is what I do.
I’m asking because, when the pandemic hit, relationship experts warned that the pressures of constant togetherness combined with virus anxiety could push some couples to the breaking point.
I can’t believe she’s wearing those yoga pants again. If he wears that Denver Broncos T-shirt one more day, I’m going to tear it to shreds. How can anyone get work done with that TV on? His stuff is everywhere. Her phone calls never end. I wish he would shave. I wish she would shave. I cannot take this one more day! And — poof! — there goes the magic.
Homes.com, a home-searching service that polls consumers every February on some aspect of love and home, conducted a pandemic-themed survey this year. The company asked more than 1,000 “coupled” consumers of all ages whether spending more time at home together was helping or hurting their love lives and what changes they’d made in their homes to cope.
The results are in, and Cupid would be pleased: 63% said that spending more time at home, even under less-than-great circumstances, had improved their relationships. Only 10% said their relationships had suffered.
“We were pleasantly surprised,” said director of consumer…