Bruce Grey Simcoe Declares Hump Day for Couples as Increasing Number of Couples Spend Less Time Together

Region offers spectacular activities to rekindle time-strained relationships

  • Younger couples, ages 18 to 44 are twice as likely to spend less time together when compared with couples ages 55+
  • Couples in the GTA are two times more likely than those from other regions to say that they rarely spend time together
  • One in three couples would choose to go on an overnight getaway given the opportunity to spend more time together

TORONTO, Feb. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - A recent study has found that one in four couples in Ontario spend less time together than at the onset of their relationship. Further, the survey reveals that finding time for one another is particularly challenging among younger couples, with those aged 18 to 44 struggling to spend quality time together.

"Despite being in committed relationships, young couples are finding it difficult to balance work obligations and their social lives with making time for one another," said Kimberly Moffit, a renowned relationship expert based in Toronto. "For a relationship to be successful in today's busy world, you have to remember what got you two to where you are - so toss aside the smartphones, turn off the computers and make the effort to have real conversations."

When given the opportunity to spend more time together, the study also found that couples in Ontario prefer overnight getaways and the chance to experience something new together. "So why not redefine 'hump day' by taking a day off during the week to head out for some skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing or even ice fishing - and let the rekindling unfold?" said Moffit.

Moffit notes that there are unlimited activities couples can do together to help strengthen relationships - from romantic rendezvous such as savouring mugs of the finest hot chocolate by an open fire to the more exhilarating outings like taking in breathtaking views while snowshoeing across Ontario's longest suspension bridge. And when it comes to planning, they need not look further than their own backyard, where couples can experience the best activities winter has to offer.

Whether couples crave excitement or solitude, Bruce Grey Simcoe offers a variety of activities to cozy up to, catering to those looking to truly reignite the flame in their relationships.

Feeling the need for passion? Consider these options guaranteed to add some heat to your hump day:

Indulge in couples' romantic spa treatments at one of the regions many fine spas. Or warm up while winter camping by snuggling up to your honey under the stars.

For those who simply want to relax and reconnect the more traditional way, hotels and resorts across the region offer a variety of packages that can go a long way toward reigniting the passion.

Looking to get hearts racing in other ways? Then thrill-seeking couples should consider these adventures:

Be prepared to be blown away as you both learn the hottest new exciting sport, snow kiting. Or enjoy the unique winter experience of snowshoeing across Ontario's longest suspension bridge. Combine these outings with an overnight stay in one of the rustic log cabins found throughout the region and experience the magic of a moonlit dog sled tour.

About the Survey

The survey was completed on-line from January 16 to 19, 2012 using Leger Marketing's online panel, LegerWeb, with a sample of 509 Ontarians currently in a relationship (i.e. married, living together in common law or dating). A probability sample of the same size would yield a margin of error of ± 4.34%, 19 times out of 20.

SOURCE Bruce Grey Simcoe

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For more information on the activities available in the Bruce Grey Simcoe region, or to arrange a visit please contact:
Natali Tofiloski / APEX Public Relations / 416-934-2119 / ntofiloski@apexpr.com

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