Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of WooPlus, a dating app for curvy people, the survey found quarantine did have some benefits for relationships: 57% believe the pandemic made it easier to reach the comfort zone with a partner.
The survey also delved into specifically what it means to reach the “comfort zone” with a partner and results revealed it takes an average of five months to fall into the comfort zone.
What does that mean? The top signs of the comfort zone were revealed to be sleeping in the same bed (48%), meeting a partner’s family (38%) and leaving the bathroom door open (37%).
Also in the top 20 signs were telling a partner a deep secret (36%), feeling comfortable not wearing makeup in front of them (32%) and sitting in silence without it being awkward (27%).
That’s in addition to being naked around the house together (28%), being comfortable around them while wearing only underwear (28%) and sharing personal details from childhood (27%).
The survey found 80% believe when they reach the comfort zone with a partner, they can truly be themselves.
“We believe entering into the comfort zone is a sign of a strong relationship — and results showed eight in 10 respondents agree,” said Neil Raman, the founder and CEO of WooPlus. “In the comfort zone, you can enjoy life with someone who loves you for you, appreciates your beauty, makes you feel unique, confident and be the best person you can be.”
Interestingly enough, half of respondents believe people can reach the comfort zone solely through virtual dates — without ever meeting in person.
With virtual dates, 32% think they’re forced to take things more slowly, and 38% said it’s actually easier to get to know someone when you’re not face-to-face.
Still, results revealed 67% agree that how you date — virtually or in person — isn’t as important as who you’re dating.