Deciding what to have for dinner is never easy, and apparently for couples it’s causing some major arguments between couples.
A new survey finds:
- Over the course of a year, the average couple will argue 156 times about where to order dinner.
- The average couple will argue about three times a week over where to eat.
- It also takes 17 minutes of discussion to come up with a dinner plan, although 16% say it can take 30 minutes or more.
- Meals are such a sticking point that 40% of people say that “food compatibility” is a deal-breaker in a relationship.
- While where to order from is one of the most difficult parts about ordering dinner with a partner (37%), it isn’t the only one. Others include:
- What to order from the menu (35%)
- Who is going to pick it up (32%)
- How much food to get (30%)
- Will we share (12%)
The poll, by Panera Bread, also finds
- The average person will ask the question “what do you want for dinner?” six times a week.
- More than half of people dread hearing that question.
- And there are definitely some major arguments going on when it comes to ordering food, with most couples not on the same page.
- 59% of people admit they don’t like eating at some of their partner’s favorite places.
- 37% say they don’t like what’s on the menu of their partner’s favorite spot.
- 25% say their partner’s place is either too spicy or not healthy
- 56% say they have at least one spot that is their compromise if they can’t agree on where to eat.