Friday 30 September 2016

Netflix and chill? Streaming site uncovers what viewing habits say about your relationship

Published 04/02/2016 | 15:10

Netflix has released an infographic charting the impact of your viewing behaviour on the status of your relationship.

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Over half of people think sharing a Netflix account is a sign the relationship is serious and the same number wait until they are dating exclusively to share a password.

However, 17 per cent of people would wait until they were engaged to share their password.

For the singletons out there, viewing habits are important in terms of attracting a mate or sizing one up.

Movies (69%) and TV shows (63%) are the first two ice-creakers on a date, unsurprisingly a lot more popular than talking about work, politics, sports or eating out.

A quarter of people find someone more attractive based on the shows they watch.

Also, 27% think show-compatibility is important when dating.  In fact 13% would ask someone out based solely on this factor, with men (34%) more likely than women (19%) to get keen on someone based on similar taste in shows and movies.

Netflix's research, based on a survey of 1008 Americans, also found that 58% 'bond' with their other half over the streaming site.

With Valentine's Day looming, the best shows to snuggle up to with your partner are apparently Chocolat, Love Rosie, and Ghost while the best movies to get jiggy together to are Lady Chatterly and Nymphomaniac: Vol 1.

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