EXPRESS ONLINE, FEBRUARY 7, 2018
COVERAGE FOR PHOTOBOX
REVEALED: Men from THIS city have been named as the least romantic in the UK
- Men from Chelmsford were named today as the least romantic in the UK by their own wives and girlfriends.
Researchers polled women across the country and discovered men from the Essex town are the least likely to ever sweep their other half off their feet.
A staggering 79 per cent of women polled in Chelmsford said their partner was not romantic in the slightest, while more than half of the women described their other half as ‘useless’ when it came to matters of the heart.
Blokes from Leeds aren’t far behind, with 70 per cent of women from the city complaining that their man is clueless when it comes to wooing the lady in their life.
The study by Photobox of 1,500 women in long-term relationships, revealed that overall the typical British man stops being romantic just SIX months into their current relationship.
This has proved a costly mistake for 20 per cent of UK men who found themselves unceremoniously dumped by a partner for being completely unsentimental.
Photobox spokesman Rory Scott said: “To be clear, we’ve got nothing against Chelmsford – 600 years ago it was the capital of England for a few days and it’s the birthplace of radio.
“But when it comes to romance it’s clearly lagging as the study shows. “The prospect of a ruined Valentine’s in the town really pulled at our heart strings, so it made total sense to trial same-day delivery service there on Valentine’s Day.
“Dubbed £ValentinesRescue, Photobox will bail-out men within a five-mile radius of Chelmsford and give them the chance to order personalised Valentine’s gifts and receive them within hours.
“So hopefully we can send hearts racing for a few customers who have dropped the ball this Valentine’s Day.”
Of the women studied, four in ten said their husband or partner didn’t like anything soppy, while 35 per cent complained their other half was embarrassed to show his emotions.
Seven in ten blamed their other half’s lack of romance on his own dad, claiming their father-in-law was also useless when it came to love.
But one in twenty said their partner didn’t like to make any romantic gestures in case his mates found out and took the mickey.
Other cities where men are likely to be in the dog house this Valentine’s Day were Brighton, Manchester and Nottingham.
Nearly two thirds of women have never received a love letter from their other half, seven in ten have never received a heartfelt poem and four in ten have never even been brought breakfast in bed.
A neglected 43 per cent of British women haven’t even received as much as a romantic text from the man in their life.
Of those quizzed 66 per cent of men didn’t bother getting down on one knee when they popped the question, while 89 per cent of ‘hard men’ didn’t even shed a tear when they exchanged vows at the altar.
Seven in ten females have no faith in their partner and said he will most likely buy something last minute for them on Valentine’s Day.
On average blokes are set to spend £24.70 this year and women will splash out just a pound more on the man in their lives at £25.70.
Four in ten ladies said they are likely to get just a card this Valentine’s Day and 23 per cent are expecting some posh chocolates to celebrate the big day.
However one in ten expect to receive absolutely nothing while one in twenty will be on the receiving end of some new underwear.
Ten per cent will be taken out for dinner and just seven per cent will be lucky enough to receive perfume.
Of those women studied, 30 per cent said men were a lot more romantic behind closed doors than they let on to their friends.
But 20 per cent of women are dreading Valentine’s Day this year as their friends’ husbands are so much more romantic than their own.
LEAST ROMANTIC MEN IN THE UK (PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN WHO SAY THEIR OTHER HALF IS LACKING IN THE ROMANCE DEPARTMENT)
- Chelmsford – 79 per cent
- Leeds – 70 per cent
- Brighton – 69 per cent
- Manchester – 68 per cent
- Nottingham – 67 per cent
- Glasgow – 62 per cent
- London – 62 per cent
- Newcastle – 61 per cent
- Plymouth – 61 per cen
- Bristol – 49 per cent