The Big TaB Relationship survey – the results

The Big TaB Relationship survey – the results

Ooh, you saucy lot!

We asked you what really goes on behind closed doors – and you didn’t hold anything back!

You really opened up when we asked you about the state of your relationships and sex lives. 

2301 people answered the survey. 

2075 were women and 226 were men. 

And the results painted an interesting picture of relationships across the UK.

While those in London are having more sex, and are more adventurous in bed, those in the East Midlands are less adventurous. 

People in the Northeast are the most loyal to their partners and least likely to have cheated in the past.

18- to 29-year-olds are arguing more with their partners about social media and selfies. 

And those in the East Midlands are least happy with their love lives. 

Men are more likely to have used dating apps behind their partner’s back, and to cheat if they knew they could get away with it.

What else did our Big Relationship Survey reveal…? 

More than

1 in 10 people would trade their partner for a Lottery win

25% don’t always sleep in the same bed as their partner

NATIONWIDE

16% of over-45s never have sex with their partner

2 in 10 feel they have settled for less than they deserve with their partner

1 in 10 people surveyed don’t think their partner makes a good parent

62% of Londoners have sex with their partner once a week or more

7% of people have been on dating apps behind their partner’s
back

Nearly a quarter of people think they are better looking than their partner

20% of men would sleep with someone else if they knew their partner would never find out

1 in 10 people have done something sneaky to try to control their partner’s weight, such as hiding the biscuit tin

72% of people would tell their partner if they thought they needed to lose weight

16% would leave their partner if they didn’t have children with them 

Region specific

SCOTLAND

Scottish readers are most pleased with their partner as a parent

78% of Scottish people surveyed would tell their partner if they thought they needed to lose weight

Most likely to look at their partner’s ex on social media

Most trusting of their partners

Most adventurous sex

NORTHEAST


People in the Northeast are the most loyal and least likely to have cheated in the past

Least trusting of their partners

YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER

People from Yorkshire and the Humber are most likely to trade their partner for a Lottery win


Most likely to have been on a dating app behind their partner’s back

WALES

People in Wales are more likely to think their partner isn’t up to scratch as a parent

EAST MIDLANDS

Those in the East Midlands are the least adventurous in bed

15% would leave their partner if they were financially stable on their own

Least happy with their relationships (23% would leave their partner if they didn’t have children with them)

Over a quarter feel they’ve settled for less than they deserve with their partner

WEST MIDLANDS

People in the West Midlands are most likely to have argued with their partner about a picture or a post on social media

LONDON

Londoners have the most sex and greatest number of orgasms

17% think it’s OK to flirt with their partner’s friend

SOUTHWEST

Almost one in 10 people in the Southwest never sleep in the same bed as their partner

People in the Southwest are having the least amount of sex

14% of them never have sex with their partner at all

The winner of the £500 cash prize for taking part is Rachel Adams, of Greenock, Inverclyde