A new, light-hearted microsite has launched allowing users to find out if they're more attached to their pet or their partner. The tool was created after a study found that over half of Britons would rather kick their partner out of the bed than their pets.
The new online quiz, created by the the interior brand Hillarys, is set to help reveal if the loyalties of Brits lies with their pets or their partners.
Visitors to the site are asked a series of questions and the tool will then determine whether it’s pets or partners that dominate their homes and lives.
In the quiz, users are asked questions such as “Your partner’s going to be late home for dinner. Fur-baby has followed their nose and is hanging around for scraps. What do you do?” they will then be given three choices for each of the eight questions.
The tool can be found at www.hillarys.co.uk/pet-vs-partner
The idea for the website originated after the team at Hillarys found that 51% of Britons would sooner kick their partner out of the bed than their pet, after polling 2,152 British pet owners, all of whom also had partners.
According to the study, 37% of respondents give a more thorough goodbye to their pets than their partners when leaving the house each morning, with 68% admitting they currently have a picture of their pet as their mobile phone background rather than their partner.
All participants were also asked if they had ever use their partner’s towel to dry their pet, to which 71% stated they had.
Finally respondents were asked “Have you ever cancelled or refused to go on holiday somewhere because you’d miss your pet too much?” to which 81% admitted they had, with 34% of these participants saying they would only go on holiday for a maximum of 3 days in one go.
“You may think your affection for your pet isn’t impacting your relationship with your partner but our poll reveals some surprising habits that we have found quite shocking,” said Tara Hall, at Hilarys.