There are a lot of things folks are willing to do to avoid fighting with a significant other, and apparently that includes watching a lot of shows they don’t really want to.
A new survey finds:
- The average American will spend four hours each week watching a TV show only their partner likes.
- This translates to 408 hours a year of sitting through something they don’t find appealing.
- For 65% of people, sitting through a program they dislike is a sign of true love.
- But not everyone is willing to put up with an S.O. with different tastes in TV and movies.
- In fact, 42% of people say a potential mate not liking their favorite show or movie is a “deal breaker.”
And deciding on which program to watch can become an issue if you don’t always agree.
- 89% of folks living with others say it’s a hassle to decide what to watch.
- 67% would watch something they don’t like just to escape an argument over it.
- For groups, 50% say it takes 10 minutes to pick something to watch.
- And in general folks say it’s hard to decide on a program.
- 64% believe they waste hours strolling through guides and menus trying to pick something.
- Another 64% find it so overwhelming they usually just watch something they’ve already seen.