- 1/3 of British couples also would like a ‘bathroom break up’.
- Bathroom etiquette rated across the UK
- Interactive map rates bathroom etiquette across the UK.
Sometimes two things really are better than one; two heads to solve a problem, two coffees in the morning for maximum waking-up efficiency, and always two helpings of dessert. And goodness only knows that some lucky households across the UK are blessed with a spare bedroom. For those who aren’t, Soap Supplier, the UK’s leading supplier of soap making supplies and soap making ingredients, decided to ask 2,500 couples the crucial questions: do you want a bathroom break up, and would you prefer to sleep in a separate bed from your partner?
Almost half (46%) of couples in the East Midlands said that they would like to ‘file for a sleep divorce’ and sleep in a separate bed from their significant other.
The survey also found that nearly half of couples (43%) in the East Midlands would prefer to have a ‘bathroom break up’ – that is – to use separate bathrooms. And just think of the advantages; no more having to tolerate wet, dirty towels on the floor, no hairs blocking the plughole…
When asked to rate each other’s bathroom etiquette, women rated their partner’s at 6/10, whereas men rated their partner’s bathroom behaviour at 7/10.
You can see how the nation compares with this interactive map: https://soapsupplier.co.uk/infographics/bathroom-breakups/ (click on ‘embed’ to host).
So, when you live with your partner, what are the worst bathroom no-no’s? Nearly half of Brits say that the worst bathroom behaviour rule to break is dripping on the toilet seat and not cleaning it up (45%), followed by not flushing (30%), not replacing the toilet paper (15%) and leaving the toilet seat up (10%).
For those not fortunate enough to have two bathrooms, the survey also revealed that half of couples in the UK feel comfortable enough to use the bathroom when their partner is on the toilet (men are more comfortable with this than women).
“Having one’s own bathroom is clearly highly prized,” says Nicky Story from Soap Supplier. “But if you are sharing, it’s key to maintain some bathroom etiquette for a harmonious home!”