By Denna Bowman
Single people searching for love are prepared to go the extra mile to meet the perfect partner – in fact they’re willing to drive more than 60 miles for a date, a new survey reveals.
But it could end in tears if the romantic vehicle owners don’t show their tyres a bit of TLC, because flat tyres and blow-outs could all leave romantics feeling very deflated.
According to the poll by Vauxhall, single people are looking for love further afield than their local town, and 20% of unmarried adults have been on a date or had a relationship with a partner more than 150 miles away.
The results of the survey of 1,500 unmarried adults show that people in the south-west of England are most prepared to look for a long-distance relationship, but singles in the East Midlands are the least willing to travel for romance.
Simon Ewart of Vauxhall said: “We really are prepared to go the extra mile for love. Technology coupled with greater car ownership means we are more mobile in our search for ‘the one’.”
But it’s no good jumping in the car and dashing up the motorway for a hot date, only to have your tyres let you down and end up changing a tyre on the hard-shoulder or worse having to wait for a breakdown van.
Etyres offers a mobile tyres fitting service and can replace your tyres at home or work before you set off on a long journey.
Remember, if you want to be lucky in long-distance love and stay floating on air – make sure you’ve got the right amount in your tyres!