News: Survey says British men prefer romance to the World Cup

News: Survey says British men prefer romance to the World Cup

England’s World Cup dreams may be dashed, but the tournament is far from over. Never fear though ladies, a new survey reckons men pick romance over football

Most men put romance before football. Or so the survey says… Nearly two thirds (59%) of those quizzed by adult toy retailer SexShop365 said they'd miss an important match in the Brazil World Cup if their partner wanted to see them or they had a date. Only 4% admitted that football comes first, while the remaining 37% expected their partners to be watching the matches with them.

The results also revealed that men would prefer to include wives and girlfriends in the match viewing, rather than an all-male group.

What the women said…

When women were asked what they'd do if they were gazumped by the footie, nearly half (43%) said they'd clock it as an offense and expect him to make it up to her in some way. Just over a third (39%) said they wouldn't be bothered - it is the World Cup after all - and less than a fifth reckoned they'd be watching it anyway - boyfriend or not.

However when women were asked what they'd do if their boyfriend or date invited them to watch a match, only 36% said they'd go. Nearly half (43%) said they had better things to do. The rest weren't bothered either way.

A quarter of all men and all women also admitted that, at some point, they had argued with a partner about watching sport. Perhaps it's time to set up the Sky+...

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