Modern Showmance #StreamTeam #Showmance

Netflix has become very important in our household.  Since we’re a family of 3 we’ve grown accustomed to spending a lot of time together.  Unfortunately; over the years, our love life has taken a back-seat to the majority of our outings.  Now that my daughter is older, we’ve started to go out as a couple.  No word of a lie, it’s strange.  This is why Netflix has become so important to us … we’ve become very comfortable staying home!  Why go out to a movie when you can stay home and enjoy one?

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My partner and I like similar type shows so we don’t have an issue as to who controls the remote.  We only have an issue when we want to watch a show as a family.  This is when a separate TV comes in quite handy.  Teenagers often want to do their own thing and that’s fine!


As we head into the month of love, we asked some members how Netflix has impacted their romantic life. From the early phases of courting to post marital bliss, Netflix has often been a barometer of a relationship’s status. The streaming service polled its millennial members to ask how Netflix has impacted their relationship process over the years. From finding that show compatibility is important (yes, a love for Making a Murderer could make or break a bond) to understanding the significance of deciding to share an account, the findings uncovered some interesting insights…


  • Dating Profiles 101. 53% have added TV shows or specific movie genres to their dating profile to attract a potential suitor, so it’s probably no coincidence that 77% of members discussed movies and TV shows to break the ice on a first date.
  • Showgoggles. It’s a thing. More than a quarter of respondents (56%) admit to finding someone more attractive based on the shows and movies they watched. According to our survey, the most attractive genre of shows and movies in a potential partner are action thrillers (56%), documentaries (53%) and dramas (53%).

Getting serious

  • A Modern Showmance. Show-compatibility is important in relationships. In fact, 42% have or would ask someone out based solely on show-compatibility, and 73% of members have actually agreed to go on a date because the person had similar tastes in show and movies.
  • Netflix Official. One in three of respondents feel that sharing their Netflix account is a big step toward a “serious” relationship.

In it for the long haul

  • Staying in is the New Date Night.  Six in ten (58%) respondents in a relationship say they prefer to stay in and watch Netflix for date night. Most (77%) say they watch Netflix together because they like spending time together without leaving the house, while seven in ten (68%)  say shows are more fun when watched together, and 58% enjoy having someone to talk with about the show – the ultimate bonding experience!
  • Showgotiation. When it comes to date night, most people (71%) say they negotiate with their spouse when deciding which shows to watch. Nearly half (47%) say that they use the “show for show” tactic. To avoid confrontation, choose one you both like! While romantic comedies are the top choice for couples to watch together (56%), action thrillers follow as a close second (54%).

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