This study was conducted in United Kingdom which polled around 2,000 people and around 50% of the men said that its simpled to maintain a car than their significant other, what’s more interesting is that 1 in 10 said that they loved cars more than their current partner and the rest were probably too scared to admit it.
The study also revealed that 14% of guys talk more about their cars than their partners in comparison to 3% of women.
In addition the study by Peugeot found that men will give much more love, attention, and affection toward their cars than their significant other. Men are 3 times happier when they spend money on their car, when compared to spending money on their partner. The study shows that 17% of the British population spends more on their car than their other half.
Another interesting finding is that 13% of respondents feel that they have been in love with their car longer than their partner. Ouch! Around 14% are under the belief that a sporty car will help them find the “perfect” partner.
Also millions of people are spending a lot more time with their cars than their partners, 9% of the population in Britain. In addition 8% would choose their car over their current partner.
The study found that the largest age group, 45-54 year olds (14%), think their car is better looking then their partner. One fifth in this age group spend the longest time admiring their cars (10%).
In the 35-44 age bracket, they spend the most amount of time with their cars. It was also found that 11% of this age bracket would choose their car over their partner.
Probably the most fascinating, but not surprising, age bracket was the 18-24 year olds. It was found the people in this age group are more likely to have meaningful relationships with their cars, than partners, and 25% have owned a car longer than been in a relationship. A fifth of 25-34 year olds are more likely to regret losing their car rather than being dumped.
Dr. Pam Spurr, a behavior and relationship expert commented, “We’ve long known that the British are a nation of petrolheads [British slang for car enthusiast] but by the looks of things, the balance can often tip a little in the wrong direction. And car lovers should be mindful of their partner’s feelings. It seems that the pleasure we derive from our cars is one that we have greatly underestimated. It’s incredibly surprising to think such pleasure sometimes surpasses the enjoyment a car owner derives from their partner!” Dr. Spurr collaborated with Peugeot on the study.
- 50% of men admit they find their partner is more difficult to maintain than their car
- 17% of Brits spend more on their car than their other half
- 13% of respondents have been with their car longer than their partner
- 14% of people think a sporty car will help them get the girl or boy of their dreams
- Millions of us potentially spend more time with our cars than our partners (9% of the population in fact) and 8% of us would choose our car over our partner
- 17% of people in Yorkshire and the Humber think their car is better looking than their partner, followed by 14% in Wales
- 15% of people in the West Midlands are most proud of showing off their car to friends and family rather than their partner, and they spend the most time admiring their cars (13%)
- 13% of people in Wales spend more time with their car than their partner
- Londoners would be more upset if their car was stolen than if they were dumped by their partner (15%) followed by people in Northern Ireland (14%)
- People in the East Midlands are least likely to talk about their car with their friends vs those in the West Midlands who would discuss their car (15%)