Nothing quite says “we’re a serious couple now” like an Instagram shot from your first mini break with a new beau.
But when is the right time to take the plunge and holidaying together for the first time?
A new survey carried out by Alpharooms – a leading holiday booking website – may have the answer.
It turns out that 1 in 3 (39%) couples actually waited more than a year before going on holiday together
However a bold 24% went on their first couples holiday when they’d only been dating between 0-3 months.
When it came to how long you should go away for on a first holiday, the response seemed to suggest less is more with 35% of those polled saying 5-7 days is the perfect amount of time to spend together.
Close behind, a more cautious 27% said 3-4 days is the sweet spot.
Either way the consensus seemed to be 3 days is the minimum but don’t push your luck and go for over a week.
Sarah Louise Ryan, a relationship expert and dating writer, believes that a holiday is a good litmus test to see if your relationship will go the distance.
“A good way to tell if the person you are dating is a potential long-term partner is to spend a condensed amount of time with one another, just the two of you, away from the typical day to day goings on and your normal circumstances.
“You learn about each other’s flaws when away, and you can make a decision about whether you can accept them and if they, in turn, can accept your flaws.”
It might be nerve wracking to embark on your first joint trip, but if it goes well there’s few things in life better than a romantic break for two.