Do you prefer your soap couples to bask in unending happiness or burn with the passion of fiery conflict? Should it be all breakfast in bed, or furniture flying? Sweet, gentle love or hair-pulling makeup sex? Almost 10,000 viewers bared their souls about it!
Not All Passion Is Created Equal
Staying on the front burner as a couple means there needs to be some kind of action and conflict. But an even 50% of you want it to be the kind of strife that brings couples closer, not further apart.
The drama can come from the outside, and your faves can work together to overcome it, the way Days Of Our Lives’ (DOOL) Bo and Hope (Kristian Alfonso) once battled evil… together. Or the way Sally (Courtney Hope) and Thomas (Pierson Fodé) teamed up for the fashion challenge on The Bold and the Beautiful (BB).
Hot And Bothered
If there was no strife, point out 28% of you, then General Hospital’s (GH) Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly (Laura Wright) wouldn’t have had hate sex that very first time… for reasons no one can still quite figure out.
And then we’d have been deprived of them doing it on all those subsequent occasions through the years!
And on The Young and the Restless (YR), Victor (Eric Braeden) and Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) wouldn’t be Victor and Nikki if they didn’t periodically threaten to never see each other again. And again. And again. And again.
Slow and Steady Wins the Race
A minority 22% on the other hand, are rooting for the Happily Ever After — now strife-free! You put up with the star-crossed angst, and now you want to just sit back and enjoy.
Think DAYS’ Doug (Bill Hayes) and Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes). They went through hell in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Their current placid state is their — and your — just reward.