This is wild, but a big chunk of people think kissing under the mistletoe is NOT cheating! Granted, it’s a small amount of people…but way bigger than I expected.
According to this survey published in YouGov, 12% of men and 10% of women say it’s FINE to kiss someone besides your significant other under the mistletoe, but say it is not okay in any other situation.
According to YouGov:
Male and female attitudes are roughly the same in this regard. The presence of mistletoe leads an extra 12% of men and 10% of women to see smooching as acceptable (rising from 15% to 27% among men, and from 13% to 23% among women).
Between the generations, however, it’s a different story. While among 18 to 24 year olds the proportion who think it wouldn’t be cheating only goes up from 11% to 17% (an increase of +6 percentage points), and from 10% to 15% (+5) among 25 to 49 year olds, it jumps from 15% to 30% (+15) among 50 to 64 year olds and from 23% to 41% (+18) among those aged 65 and older.
Statistics are fun.