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Almost two thirds (62%) of women say happiness is contagious as seeing someone happy makes them feel happy too, according to figures released today (Thursday 12 September) by twolittlefleas.co.uk. The figure drops slightly (to 56%) for men.

The research has been released to mark the launch of twolittlefleas.co.uk’s ‘Happiness generator’, which aims to spread a little happiness: http://www.twolittlefleas.co.uk/happiness-generator/

The research shows that women are more likely to strive to make others feel happy compared to men (54% and 44% respectively), and three quarters of the women surveyed reported that making other people feel happy makes them feel good – compared to almost two thirds (66%) of men.

Women report being generally happier than men, albeit by a small margin: 83% of women rate themselves as 6 out of 10 or more on the happiness scale, compared with 78% of men.

Savvas Fellas, CEO of Twolittlefleas.co.uk, said: “Our happiness survey shows that, despite popular misconception, men are not as grumpy as they’re made out to be. Everyone has down days though and that’s why we’ve created the Happiness Generator  – have a go if you’re in the need of a little pick me up, or send it to a friend if you think it will make them smile. After all, happiness is contagious.”

Overall though, we’re a happy nation with almost two thirds of women (60%), and more than half of men (55%) describing themselves as ‘glass half full’ people.

Almost half (43%) of men said that sex made them happy whilst the figure dropped to just over a quarter (28%) for women. Factors having the biggest impact on a woman’s happiness are holidays, which make 60% of women happy, and marriages/relationships – with more than half of women (56%) saying their partner perks them up.

For more information please contact Jess Champion at jess.champion@distilled.co.uk or on 0207 183 0767.

Notes to editors:

TwoLittleFleas.co.uk is a new, one stop shop for bingo lovers. Recently launched in the UK, it’s more than a bingo review site – it’s a portal that aims to give the online bingo community more of what they want. We recognise that our customers are people with interests above and beyond bingo and our mission is to deliver and share a wide variety of content that our customers will love. As well as offering reviews, offers and resources – the Hub is packed with great reads that will entertain and inspire, and features daily horoscopes from our resident astrologer Russell Grant. Check out the hub athttp://www.TwoLittleFleas.co.uk/Hub/

The research was carried out online by OnePoll, which surveyed 1000 employed adults in the UK between 29/8/13 and 30/8/13. All research conducted adheres to the MRS Codes of Conduct (2010) in the UK and ICC/ESOMAR World Research Guidelines. One Poll is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office and is fully compliant with the Data Protection Act (1998).

The full results of the twolittlefleas.co.uk happiness survey can be found here.