Bunch of roses? Sappy love letter? Forget the old clichés. Turns out travel is the key to keep the spark alive.
According to a new survey by Travelocity, 56 per cent of couples believe that a trip away is crucial to maintaining a strong connection to each other.
The online travel agency asked participants to rate different aspects of their relationships, with those who regularly enjoy getaways together performing higher on every factor.
95 per cent of travellers said they felt closer to their partner, compared to 86 per cent who prefer to stay home. They were also more inclined to have similar goals and desires, shared hobbies and interests, were better equipped at handling their differences and were more likely to refer to their loved one as their best friend.
But the benefits don’t stop there.
Another study conducted by the US Travel Association found that couples who holiday together also have more sex (77 per cent enjoy a good sex life, in contrast to just 64 per cent.) Interestingly, 28 per cent said their sex life had improved since they started travelling and 40 per cent reported it to be a permanent thing.
So, consider this an official excuse to lock in that annual leave. Your passport (and your love life) will thank you for it.