Taxi drivers

1 in 4 say they confided in taxi drivers about their love life

From frantic driving on your first date and teary-eyed trips after dates gone wrong, to sneaky trips back home after a night out, to the ride to the airport for your first trip together, taxi drivers are the secret third person in many of our relationships – and they have the insights to prove it.

Taxi drivers have, as they regularly tell us, seen it all, including the ups and downs of our relationships. Thanks to this, they have become among the most knowledgeable advisers on matters of the heart – depending on which taxi you are in.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and sometimes you just need an objective observer to give your lover their two cents.

A new study from FREE NOW, Ireland’s leading multi-mobility app, has found that a quarter of people admit to leaking details of their love life to a taxi driver, while 28% have received romantic advice from a taxi driver. a driver in the past.

With the most romantic day of the year fast approaching, research shows that three-quarters (73%) plan to celebrate the holidays this year. With restrictions on socializing largely lifted, it’s no surprise that nearly a third (31%) plan to celebrate with a romantic dinner for two at a restaurant.

However, many of us have become accustomed to enjoying our own company at home, as a quarter plan to warm up at home for the evening.

As for where people would like to spend Valentine’s Day, the study found that Galway was voted Ireland’s most romantic destination for couples, with almost half (46%) saying they would like spending the holidays in the bustling city.

However, a third says there’s nowhere like Dublin for a romantic getaway.

It’s no surprise that taxi drivers know so much about our love lives, as taxis remain the most popular way to get to a date, according to 65% of respondents.

Sure, taking a taxi means you can grab a few drinks with your date – as three-quarters of respondents say – but as 9% noted, it’s a convenient way to get away from it all if the meeting goes wrong.