Ford collaborated with dating and relationship site YourTango to conduct a study on how couples tackle road trips together. The results show that taking a journey with your significant other can improve your relationship.
More than 1,000 couples were surveyed about their travel experiences, with 91 percent saying they had taken a road trip together. Out of those duos, 84 percent said the road trip helped to strengthen their relationship.
The problems that arise on road trips stem from backseat driving. Several individuals admit to carrying out certain behaviors such as telling a driver they are going too fast or too slow, chiding their attention (or lack thereof) on the road or making physical gestures in response to the driving.
Despite the hassles presented by backseat drivers, the quality time offered by a road trip helps couples to reconnect with each other. The majority of respondents claimed that traveling in a car was a good time to talk and catch up with each other. Other favorite pastimes include blasting their favorite music or discussing important topics.
Couples interested in spending some quality time together should look into a road trip. Get a car tune up and then feel free to hit the road, getting some fresh air and sunshine while taking in new sights around the country.