Clearly men and women attach different levels of significance to gifts within relationships.
London, UK (PRWEB) December 10, 2008
Research by free dating site FreeDating.co.uk found that 36% of women would dump their partner for giving an 'inadequate' Christmas gift.
This was particularly the case when the present was the latest in a series of disappointing let-downs within the relationship.
Examples of gifts which were deemed inadequate included cooking utensils, cleaning products, and a sticky tape dispenser.
Highly educated women were much more likely to end a relationship for this reason than those with no qualifications.
Women working in the legal profession were especially demanding, nearly two thirds of whom considered a poor present as grounds for ditching a partner.
Just 17% of men would end a relationship over their partner's choice of Christmas present.
Dan Winchester of FreeDating.co.uk commented: "Clearly men and women attach different levels of significance to gifts within relationships."
"The danger is that men will judge the importance of their gift choice for a partner based on their own expectations, which are dramatically lower."
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About this research:
This research was based on an online poll of 5,032 UK members of FreeDating.co.uk, questioned between 4th and 8th of December 2008.
FreeDating is a completely free UK online dating site, established in 2005. Users can create profiles, post pictures, search, send and receive messages all free of charge. The site makes money through advertising. FreeDating.co.uk currently has over 50,000 active UK members.
About Dan Winchester:
Dan Winchester, 34 and from Reading, is director of Labworks Ltd, which runs FreeDating.co.uk and various other internet ventures. He previously held positions at FHM and Yell.com.