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Couples Comfortable Going Abroad Together After Four Months, Says Sunshine.co.uk Survey

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It tends to be women who push for the first trip abroad, according to the survey
It tends to be women who push for the first trip abroad, according to the survey

Couples are comfortable taking a first overseas trip together around four months into a relationship, according to a survey.

And Turkey tops the list of destinations for those holidaying with their partner for the first time, the poll from travel agent sunshine.co.uk found.

As many as a quarter of the couples questioned said their initial holiday had been "perfect" but 19% rated their trip as "just average", while 32% reckoned they had gone away "too soon".

With Turkey the most popular spot for first-holiday couples, Egypt was the next favourite, followed by Spain, Greece and Portugal.

More than 70% of those surveyed agreed that it was women who were the main organisers of these first-break-together trips.

A total of 1,892 UK adults aged between 18 and 30 took part in the survey.

All were in a relationship and had been abroad with their partner already.

Sunshine.co.uk co-founder Chris Clarkson said: "I think it's encouraging to see so many young people going on holiday together, as it can be good for a relationship to have some time together.

"However, there is also such a thing as it being too soon and there's no point rushing into something you might regret."