Welcome to the fall edition of Weird but True where we highlight interesting surveys that we have done on behalf of our clients. This month we are using a survey from ROHTO eye drops about what makes people “see red” with regard to the holidays and dating.
We know is the holidays are supposed to be a happy time, but all the hustle and bustle, crowds at the stores and lack of parking spaces can be enough to send anyone over the edge. In fact, large crowds are the number one item during the holidays that causes people to “see red” with more than half of the respondents (53%), 60% of those in the 35-54 age bracket being the least tolerant of crowds.
Other items that ticked people off those embarrassing questions from Uncle Frank, (18%) knowing a gift was re-gifted, (17%) and of course holiday bills, travel and the dreaded time with the in-laws, which made about one in ten see red.
One of the most interesting takeaways from the survey was that men, more than women (20% vs. 14%), dislike spending time away from their significant other. Since John is the only guy in this office, perhaps he can provide some insight into this weird-but-true statistic.
Dating, apparently, is also a time for “seeing red.” A date doing drugs was number one, with more than 62% of adults saying this would make them see red, followed by body odor and bad hygiene (55%), being mean to a waiter/waitress is a turn-off for four in ten adults, and getting “sloshed/drinking too much is a no-no for 43%.
We hope you enjoyed these fun stats from this edition and please check back next time to find out more wacky and weird-but-true facts.