Want To Improve Your Relationship? Survey Reveals A Surprising Rx

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A new survey from YourTango and Ford reveals road trips & car time are good for relationships.

- 35 percent of couples surveyed have been on eight or more road trips together; 56 percent have been on 1-7 and just nine percent have not yet taken a couples road trip.

- 68 percent describe their road trips as "fun-filled" or "relaxing"; 16 percent describe them as adventurous/exciting; just about a fifth of respondents say their road trips are "boring" or "tension-filled"

 

- Despite the long-standing belief that couples argue about directions, it seems GPS navigation systems have not improved all couples' driving relationships, with 34 percent reporting the addition of GPS has improved their in-car connection, 32 percent saying "somewhat" and another 34 percent answering "no."

YourTango used SurveyMonkey to survey 1,011 people between July 30 and August 20, 2012.