Survey: American couples argue more

The Oxford Internet Institute is out today with a survey that shows a wide disparity in couples depending on where they live.

“Britons are the least likely to complain if modern life leaves their partners too tired for sex. Australians are less worried by their spouse being less affectionate and Americans argue more,” says the BBC.

The survey was put together for the online dating site, eHarmony, and appears to be part of a massive year-long project to explore the Internet and dating. Serious stuff.

Couples in the U.S. experience a dip in “marital satisfaction” around the birth of their first child, something that may be surprising to anyone who hasn’t had a kid yet.

But wait, there’s more in the survey!

In the US, couples put more focus on the interpersonal facets of their relationships, reporting that they laugh together, exchange ideas, kiss, and confide in each other more often. However, they also have more arguments and are more likely to report that their partners annoy them.

There’s something you can discuss with your spouse this evening. Let me know how that goes. And spare no details.

  • Heather

    Hah! This could only leave couples needing to agree that Paris is in France, so they can be back in agreement.