Guys, the ultimate Netflix + chill day is around the corner (perhaps in the Netflix and chill room?). We’re talking about Valentine’s Day, baby, and there’s no way you could go wrong with the ultimate date night: dinner and a movie. OpenTable revealed their top 100 romantic restaurants recently, so you’d better hurry and snag a reservation. As for the movie portion of the evening, you can fire up your Netflix queue. The streaming company, who recently announced they were going global, has just released a V-Day infographic on the Netflix-watching behaviors of modern love. Needless to say, some of their findings are verrrrry interesting.
The company surveyed over 1,000 18- to 39-year-olds to find out what people’s habits were when it came to relationships and their Netflix account. One of the most interesting tidbits they found was that what you watch on Netflix can actually make you sexier to potential mates. It’s a phenomenon they’re calling “show goggles,” and they’re defining it as a “psychological phenomenon resulting in a drastic change in perceived attractiveness based on taste in TV shows.” Apparently, up to 25 percent of users find this to be true, and 58 percent of people have actually added shows to their watch list in order to make themselves more appealing.
Another interesting finding is that how folks DTR (that’s “define the relationship”) these days can be determined by sharing a Netflix password. A whopping 51 percent of people believe that a relationship is considered serious when passcodes are swapped. An even more startling 17 percent believe that passwords should only be shared along with a ring, because what’s more romantic than “I want to share a Netflix account with you ’til death do us part?”
It looks like it’s time for a 21st-century makeover for that old adage about couples who play together. Perhaps the update should be: the couple that plays (TV shows) together, stays together, because 58 percent of partners bond over Netflix nowadays. Aww.
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