It's not just women: one in three men want more romance from their partner

November 11, 2015, 3:10 PM GMT+0

Many men as well as women say their partners are not romantic enough, and those with less romantic partners are much less likely to be happy in their relationship

One of the tropes of romantic entertainment is of the overworked husband who neglects his wife, only to rediscover the power of romantic gestures and behavior when he risks losing the woman he loves. In reality, however, women may not be the only ones to feel a lack of romance in their lives.

YouGov's latest research shows that most Americans (61%) say that they are romantic people, and that there is very little difference between men (60%) and women (63%) when it comes to whether they are romantic or not.

There is a difference between men and women, however, when it comes to whether or not their partner is romantic enough. 52% of men and 36% of women say that their partner is romantic enough, but nearly half of women (49%) and a third of men (34%) say that they don't think their partner is romantic enough.

People who say that their partner is not romantic enough are a lot less likely to say that they are happy with the overall relationship. 72% of people who say that their partner is romantic enough are 'very happy' in their relationship compared to only 38% of people who say their partners aren't romantic enough. 19% of people whose partners are not romantic enough are unhappy in their relationship, while only 6% of people with adequately romantic partners say the same.

Full poll results can be found here and topline results and margin of error here.