The wish list of British couples
What would you change about your partner?
In our poll of 1,400 Brits in relationships, we found that one in six wanted their partner to be less grumpy (16%), while 14% would like their partner to lose weight (14%).
However, there were some interesting differences by gender:
Top of the men’s wish list was that they would like their partner to lose weight (15%) and be less likely to nag (12%), while women said they would like their partner to snore less (20%) and be less grumpy (20%).
Other differences included women being twice as likely as men to want their partner to be better with friends / family (11% vs 6%) while men were more likely than women to want their partner to be younger (9% vs 4%).
Women more likely to have told their partner
Curiously, we found women more open than men about what they would change about their partners. Four fifths (81%) of women that wanted to change something about their partner said they have mentioned at least some of these changes to them, compared to 63% of men.
In fact, a third (32%) of men that wanted to change something about their partner said they haven’t mentioned anything to their partner at all.
One in eight men in relationships said they would like their partner to nag them less
Opinium Research carried out an online survey of 2,004 UK adults aged 18+ from 12th to 16th December 2014. Results have been weighted to nationally representative criteria.