Turning up late causes couples to argue 30 times a year

But are men or women to blame?

Olivia Petter
Friday 04 August 2017 11:35 BST

Waiting around for your other half causes 30 arguments a year, a new poll has found.

The survey, by Rescue Remedy, revealed that women are usually to blame for disorganisation and are typically the ones who are late for appointments and weddings, with one in four admitting to being late to meetings with friends, compared to 16 per cent of men.

Plus, more than one in five women admitted to being late to work whereas just 13 per cent of men said the same.

The art of faffing around strikes again.

Could it be that women truly operate on a different timescale to men? Or are we simply more forthcoming about our lateness than our male counterparts?

The study did show that women were more prepared however, when it came to holiday preparations, beginning their packing days before their departure date whereas men tend to leave it to the last-minute.

“For many couples, they will be familiar with the scenario of one of them waiting around for the other one, who is still getting ready,” a spokesman for Rescue Remedy said.

“But this can result in both of you being late – something those who are organised will hate. So, it’s not surprising to see this leads to so many rows within the nation’s households – adding to the worry and stress which already comes from being late."

The poll surveyed 2,000 adults and also found that 65 per cent of women claim to be super organised and ready for things in time, in comparison to 55 per cent of men.

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