Is romance overrated

Overrated romance?

As a representative survey on behalf of the health magazine "Apotheken Umschau" showed, German men and women tend to be down-to-earth when it comes to love: They consider great romance with constant butterflies in the stomach and dreamy togetherness to be overrated in a partnership. 90.4 percent emphasize that trust and deep affection are much more important than romantic love in a relationship. Especially couples who have been together for a long time can confirm this (21 years and over: 95.7%). And even most men and women who have only recently been a couple realize that trust and affection count more in a functioning relationship than the initial pink infatuation (up to 3 years: 78.4%).

The portal found a slightly different point of view in a survey. After that, the perfect Valentine's Day for Germans consists of action in bed (57 percent) and relaxing together (46 percent). Cuddling is on the Valentine's wish list for 42 percent and more than one in three respondents would not want to do without a romantic dinner in a chic restaurant that day. 35 percent of Germans opt for champagne and roses on Valentine's Day.

  • Source 1: A representative survey by the health magazine "Apotheken Umschau", carried out by GfK Marktforschung Nürnberg among 2060 men and women aged 16 and over.
  • Source 2: This survey was carried out by OnePoll on behalf of and Unless otherwise stated, all figures are from this survey. A total of 6,000 adults in five countries were surveyed, 1,000 of them in Germany. The survey was conducted online. All figures are weighted and representative of all adults (18+) in the respective country.
  • Photo 1: k.f.dominik, Photo 2: Günther Gumhold, both