For many of us, Valentine's Day has become monotonous. What's more, Durex's research found that almost half of the British (49%) never waited for Valentine's Day, and 40% found it a commonplace.
But what do we do to break the routine we know to be tired? Seems not much. Even though 64% of us don't wait for February 14th at all because it “smells too good” a quarter of couples plan to go to a restaurant with their partner, and a fifth will buy flowers.
Many may think they are in love with these timeless but boring circles, but 43% of couples say they want to break with tradition this year and try something new. Durex thinks this year is a great time to throw the boring bouquets and dinners into the whisper.
Alix Fox, a sex and relationship expert at the company, knows how easy it is to stay on track with postcard chocolate. “February 14th should be the most romantic day of the year, but you can easily fall into a 24-hour frustration.” Recent research has shown that one third of the British she wants more spontaneity in her relationship, so why not try something new this year?
“One-third of us want to do something else on Valentine's Day, something that makes the time we spend together meaningful. This is a great opportunity to let's try something new in the bedroom – but surprisingly only 15% of those surveyed plan it! ” Durex has compiled a guide to help couples make Valentine's Day an unforgettable experience.- “Why not forget the bonbons and come up with some creative naughtiness to create your own tradition? If your sweetheart loves tea, buy a box of filters are individually wrapped and write a short message to each. This way, you can start your day with something nice every morning for a full month. Mark the places in the house where you want to kiss and make love passionately. Help guide your partner to find all the places. ”
Almost one-third (28%) yearn for more passion this Valentine's Day, and one in five (20%) would love to get some underwear or sex toys from our couple that will help revive the romance in our relationship.