Results of a poll
conducted by romantic social network Zoosk.com indicate that Canadian couples are finding other ways to entertain themselves after the elimination of Canadian-based teams from the NHL playoffs.
“I think most Canadian would happily sacrifice a few date nights to watch a team bring the (Stanley) Cup back to Canada,” says certified life coach Shannon Tebb, a dating and relationship expert with Zoosk.com. “That won’t be happening this year so, at least, there is a bit of a silver lining in that people can concentrate on the other loves in their life this spring.”
The survey results, while they may not be a surprise to some, showed one in five women agreed they felt ignored by their partner, even if both parties both parties enjoy watching the hockey playoffs.
polled approximately 1,000 Canadian adults last month and found that the focus on the NHL playoffs can put a strain on the relationship. The Zoosk Playoff Poll showed that 15 per cent of women, who are in a relationship where both partners like to watch hockey, are annoyed by their partner’s obsession with hockey. Furthermore, one quarter of them say the lack of Canadian teams in the NHL playoffs
has contributed to less conflict between the partners.
The interesting thing that comes out of the survey is that single respondents feel that hockey is a good ice breaker. Not only does it provide something in common with other singles, but half of single people polled say the hockey playoffs lend to the atmosphere when it comes to making connections in bars and clubs.
“If your team is in the playoffs, it’s a pretty easy conversation starter,” Tebb says, adding that the lack of Canadian teams don’t seem to affect single people as much as those involved in a committed relationship. “It’s been years since the (Toronto Maple) Leafs have made the playoffs, but Torontonians still manage to date.”