Australia’s favourite celebrity couple and why Aussies are over Valentine’s Day

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are Australia’s ideal celebrity couple, with 37% of both men and women agreeing on the perfect partnership, according to a recent national survey by Baileys that asked Australians aged 18 to 34 years who they most aspired to in their relationship.

For men, power couple Brangelina was second choice (24%), followed by Posh and Becks (17%) then Cate Blanchett and husband Andrew Upton (14%).

Meanwhile, women aspired to the union of Cate Blanchett and husband Andrew Upton second (21%) followed by Brangelina (18%), with Bec and Lleyton Hewitt surprisingly close behind (16%).

TomKat (Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes) came in a resounding last as Australia’s ideal couple, attracting just 2% of the overall vote.

Australia’s choice of the laid-back Affleck and Garner is perhaps a reflection of Aussies’ desire for low-pressure relationships, with 60% of males and 64% of females admitting to feeling stressed out by Valentine’s Day.

The feeling is mutual whether in a relationship or not, with 70% of single respondents and 60% of those in long term relationships feeling equally pressured by the romantic celebration.

For anyone feeling anxious about what to do this Valentine's Day, Baileys has an easy and hassle-free suggestion for an indulgent celebration with the delicious cocktail below.

Baileys Strawberry Kiss

30ml Baileys Original
30ml Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka
60ml apple juice
5ml Grenadine
Two strawberries
(1.3 standard drinks)

Muddle strawberries in a cocktail shaker. Add remaining ingredients and some ice. Shake well then strain into tall glass.

Serve with a selection of fresh nuts (almonds and macadamias are a perfect match) and strawberries (or your favourite fruit) dipped in ricotta and honey.

Share the pleasure responsibly

For more information visit www.baileyslounge.com.au / www.baileys.com
Baileys RRP $31.95 (700mL)
The stats

Q: DO YOU AGREE THERE IS TOO MUCH PRESSURE AROUND VALENTINE’S DAY?

Breakdowns of resopondents who answered YES:


By sex:
· 60% of males
· 64% of females

By marital status:
· 70% of singles
· 58% in long term relationships
· 63% of married respondents

By state:
· TAS 75%
· NSW 70%
· QLD 62%
· VIC 59%
· SA 59%
. WA54%

Q: WHO WOULD YOU MOST LIKE YOU AND YOUR PARTNER TO BE LIKE?

Males said:
· Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner (34%)
· Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (24%)
· Victoria and David Beckham (17%)
· Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton (14%)
· Bec and Lleyton Hewit (9%)
· Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes (3%)

Females said:
· Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner (38%)
· Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton (21%)
· Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (18%)
· Bec and Lleyton Hewit (16%)
· Victoria and David Beckham (6%)
· Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes (2%)

* This survey was conducted by Pure Profile on behalf of Baileys with 1,000 respondents across Australia in February 2008.

 

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