Media Release: Christmas is the biggest test for relationships, says poll

IT’S supposed to be a time for relaxing with your loved ones, but Christmas may be taking its toll on your relationships.

But, says a poll carried out by online dating site,, almost two-thirds of people see that Christmas is the most testing time for them and their partner.

Says a spokesperon: “The reveals that 59 per cent of men and women find Christmas as the greatest test for their relationship.

“The most common cause of stress in relationships is money problems (31 per cent). Forty per cent of women said money problems is the singular most stressful factor for relationships, with 25 per cent of those polled admitting not seeing enough of their partner at Christmas is the most testing factor.

“Whilst 30 per cent of men said money problems had the biggest strain on relationships, buying the perfect present for their significant other is the second most common issue (25 per cent).

“The poll also reveals that only 17 per cent of men and women feel that getting on with relatives and the in-laws was the most stressful thing at Christmas.:

Sean Wood, operations manager for Easydate plc which operates, said:

“Given the current economic climate, it’s unsurprising that financial problems can be brought to bear at Christmas. There is always the pressure to have the perfect Christmas, and often things like spending time with your partner and feeling relaxed about festivities get neglected.

“We often have to remind ourselves that spending time with loved ones is what Christmas is all about.”


Notes to Editors

The poll was answered by almost 2,000 members of the online dating site .  80 per cent of members are from the UK and the USA (almost equal distribution); Australia is the third largest group, as well as Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand.


About EasyDate plc

  • Easydate plc listed on AIM in June 2010 and is a leading provider of online dating services.
  • Easydate has built a base of over 13 million registrants and over nine million members in 29 countries (those countries with over 1,000 members), with a growing proportion of members coming from outside of the United Kingdom.
  • Easydate offers a wide variety of online dating services allowing members to interact with each other and access the content available on the group’s websites. These websites are intended to appeal to dating users of diverse ages, cultures and social interest groups.
  • The group’s most heavily visited websites include,, and
  • The group also promotes the niche brands, and

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