What Your Netflix Habits Say About Your Relationship Status 6 years ago

What Your Netflix Habits Say About Your Relationship Status

The folks over at Netflix have done some research on how the popular streaming site has impacted on relationships.

In terms of dating profiles, over half the people surveyed have added TV shows or specific movie genres to their profile to attract potential suitors. More than two-thirds admit that movies and TV shows are the top two icebreakers for a first date.


It seems that show compatibility is very important when choosing the right partner, with men significantly more likely to fall for someone based on similar tastes in shows and movies.

We've heard of beer goggles, now there's 'showgoggles', with a quarter of people admitting they've found someone more attractive based on the shows they watch.


The big test for how stable a relationship is whether or not you share a Netflix account. Apparently it's a very big step towards a 'serious' relationship.


More than half say they wait until they are dating exclusively, while almost a fifth of people admitted to waiting until they're engaged or officially married before sharing an account.

A massive three-quarters of people opt for a night in watching Netflix over a casual date night.


If you're looking for something to watch this Valentine's Day Netflix have picked some classic romance titles to watch on your date night in:


Love, Rosie
Based on Cecelia Ahern’s novel 'Where Rainbows End', it's a sassy, heart-warming, and utterly modern comedy-of-errors tale posing the ultimate question: Do we really only get one shot at true love?

The Best of Me
Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, it tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts, who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend.

About Time
When Tim learns that the men in his family can travel in time and change their own lives, he decides to go back and win the woman of his dreams. Starring our very own Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams.

A single mother (Juliette Binoche) and her young daughter move into a peaceful French village and open an unusual chocolate shop in the middle of Lent.


Eat Pray Love
After deciding to reshape her life after divorce Liz (Julia Roberts) travels around the world in search of good food, spirituality and true love.

Sam is killed by a mugger, but his love for his girlfriend, Molly endures beyond the grave as Sam’s spirit tries to warn Molly that she is in danger. Stars Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore & Whoopi Goldberg.

The Apartment
An ambitious insurance clerk’s fast track to an executive suite gets detailed when he becomes involved with his boss’ latest girlfriends. Stars Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine.

Begin Again
When a down on his luck music producer discovers a promising singer-songwriter in a bar, he resolves to launch her career and save his own.

Boy Meets Girl
Ricky, a young transgender woman, seeks romance with Francesca – but may also be falling for her best pal Robby.


French Kiss
Jilted by her fiancé, a woman flies to Paris to win him back. But on the plane, she encounters a sly French there, who plants stolen jewels on her.

Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List
Naomi and her gay best friend Ely have been inseparable since childhood, but their bond faces its biggest test yet when they both fall for the same guy.

Stranded in Paradise
While in Puerto Rico to save her flagging career, a HR exec learns some lessons about life and love when a hurricane shuts down the island.

The Big Wedding
A long-divorced couple feigns years of wedding bliss to please a special guest at their son’s nuptials, his birth mother. Stars Robert DeNiro, Katherine Heigl and Diane Keaton.

Just Go With It
When Danny (Adam Sandler) lies to his girlfriend that he’s a divorced family man, he recruits his employee (Jennifer Aniston) and her kids to play his ex-wife and kids.