survey: February 2011 Archives

275x250.jpgThe Greek city of Athens has been named as the world's most flirtatious city… when it comes to online flirting.

A study of more than 12 million online interactions found people in Athens were more likely to make contact with someone they fancied than anywhere else.

The second most flirtatious city - according to the study by - was found to be Moscow, followed by Kuwait City.

Apparently people in Athens initiate almost twice as many online flirtations per month  as people in Rio, Warsaw or Prague.

Other flirtatious world cities include Rome (8th), Madrid (31st), Paris (38th), London (57th), Berlin (79th), and New York (89th).

275x250.jpg37% of Brits say they live on a diet of ready meals, snacks and left-overs from Monday to Friday and never cooking a mid-week evening meal.

A survey of 3,000 people found that many never cook their mid week evening meal from scratch and always go for the easy option.

70% attribute their dependency on convenience meals and snacks to hectic and stressful lives blaming working longer hours and parenting commitments.

And despite one in three thinking their health is suffering due to their eating habits the average Brit spends only 32 minutes creating their mid-week evening meal.

32 mintute, I know, it's crazy... haven't these people ever heard of a microwave.

275x250.jpgThe honeymoon period in a marriage ends after just 14 months, a study into the lives of married couples has revealed.

Researchers found a year and two months after walking down the aisle, couples stop saying 'I love you' as regularly as they did during their courtship.

Around this time women are also likely to wear less make up and start plodding around the house in an unflattering dressing gown.

But the romance dies for men too, this is said to also be the point they begin shaving less often and start leaving the door open when they go to the toilet.

The 14 month point also sees couples beginning to argue more about things like money and future plans… and leaving to loo door open.

275x250.jpgPeople who work in the IT industry are the most likely to consider sleeping with someone on a first date, it has been found.

A survey of UK workers found that a whopping 46% of randy IT people would consider sleeping with someone on their first date.

At the other end of the scale healthcare workers are the most prudish and only 6% say they would do the same. The average across all professions is slightly less than one in five (17%).

IT people were also found to be surprisingly hung up on looks, with 23% claiming it was the most important thing in potential partner.

Which is surprising, because in our experience most IT people don't normally have the option of being so fussy… and we think 'willing' should be changed to 'desperate' in the title.

275x250.jpgHalf of Brits say they have endured a bitter bust-up with friends or family - over a board game, a study has revealed.

A petty one in 12 adults have even got so outraged with other players that they have never spoken to them again. We repeat, over a board game.

30 percent of the 3,000 polled say board game 'issues' have got so heated they've seen another side to their mates.

However, it looks like the board game bust-ups will continue because 42 percent of folk say they like to play the games to show off how intelligent they are.

But it doesn't always work, 19 percent of people say board games have made them realise their friends were thicker than they thought… think about that next time you've challenged to a game of Trivial Pursuit.

275x250.jpg A massage for a Barbie doll, help finding a glass eye and directions to the on-board McDonald’s are just some of the odd customer requests received by airline cabin crew.

A recent survey of 3,000 cabin crew has revealed some of the strange and down-right weird requests made of them. Yes, someone really did want to book a massage for a doll.

Virgin Atlantic staff say the most common crazy requests they hear at 35,000 feet are; 'please can you open the window?' and 'can you show me to the showers?'

But other less frequent stupid questions include the passengers who asked for the captain to stop the turbulence and turn the engines down because they are too noisy. Thankfully they didn't get their request.

275x250.jpgThe most stressful time of the working week is at 10am on a Tuesday morning, it has been claimed.

Researchers say they quizzed 3,000 people about stress levels and discovered that half pin-pointed mid-morning on Tuesday as their 'stress peak'.

The majority of workers said they coast through Monday getting their brain in gear and catch up with gossip from the weekend and discussing TV shows they've watched.

But on Tuesday reality sets in and staff spend the very first part of the day going through emails they ignored on Monday before planning the week ahead.

At this point they are faced with a mountain of a to-do list to tackle and struggle with impending deadlines. That sounds about right… and explains why we didn't get this post uploaded earlier.

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