Is Facebook the death of the holiday fling?

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People are now doing an online research into their holiday flings too.

Looking up the object of your desires on Facebook is pretty standard behaviour these days. It’s almost rude not to carry out a pseudo background check.

Word is this trend isn’t limited to our everyday lives – people are now doing an online research into their holiday flings too. This according to a survey carried out by a British holiday website.

Of the 18 to 35 year-olds polled, 32 per cent said they dumped their holiday squeeze before the end of their trip after looking them up online. We say “polled”, but we suspect the survey wasn’t carried out to the highest of research standards.

Facebook death of the holiday fling
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Just over a quarter weren’t quite so efficient in their checks, only hitting up Facebook, Twitter and the like once back home.

In entirely unsurprising news, 41 per cent admitted to keeping an eye on their sun-soaked snuggle-buddy through social media after things were supposed to be finished. Naughty!

It isn’t all bad news on the romance front. One in 10 holiday-hook-ups last longer than a year. And one in a thousand make it all the way to marriage. No word, however, on how many of those end up in divorce.

Facebook death of the holiday fling
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Distance between lovers back in the UK is said to be the major factor in whether or not they stay together beyond their holidays. Of the 10 per cent of relationships that reach a year in length, 83 per cent of couples live within 40 miles of each other.

People from Yorkshire are the most likely to keep a holiday romance going, with the average length of their relationships being two months and 24 days.

Of those questioned, the 16 to 24 age category was most likely to fall for someone on holiday, but also the least likely to keep it going. Kids…

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Is Facebook the death of the holiday fling? was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Brett Ackroyd
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Brett hopes to one day reach the shores of far-flung Tristan da Cunha, the most remote of all the inhabited archipelagos on Earth…as to what he’ll do when he gets there, he hasn’t a clue. Over the last 10 years, London, New York, Cape Town and Pondicherry have all proudly been referred to as home. Now it’s Copenhagen’s turn, where he lends his travel expertise to momondo.com.