The average couple argues 312 times a year, according to a new study on the matter. Unless these couples are doubling up, this means that people in relationships enjoy a mere fifty-three days of complete harmony in a common year. Romance!
The same study also reports that "couples are more likely to fall out" on Thursday evenings, at around 8 p.m. These unconsciously scheduled lovers' quarrels usually last for only ten minutes. Sounds like the perfect sitcom pitch to me!
Or, to others, the perfect way to sell bathroom fixtures. The study — which took into account 3,000 adults — was done "by www.betterbathrooms.com," whatever that means. Incidentally, the study found that "stubble in the sink" and "dirty marks in the toilet" were the top "argument triggers," while "taking too long to get ready" was the thing that made men most annoyed.