For Father’s Day, Groupon Finds that Dads Want 11 Hours of “Me Time” Per Week

For Father’s Day, Groupon Finds that Dads Want 11 Hours of “Me Time” Per Week

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 17, and according to the National Retail Federation spending on Dad is expected to reach a near-record $15.3 billion this year. And with 77 percent of people planning to honor their dad on Sunday, Groupon can help you figure out what he really wants this year and remove some of the annual guesswork that’s involved.

We asked almost 700 Dads what they really wanted for Father’s Day this year and found they mainly just want some time to themselves––a lot of it! Dads said they want 11 hours of me time per week, which is the equivalent of around 24 days a year.

And how do Dads want to spend all of this alone time? The men we interviewed said they’d like to spend it doing the following:

Cool Dad with Cool Kids

“As the father of two boys, 12 and 7 years old, there’s no greater responsibility and thrill than being their dad and spending time with them,” said Groupon’s Resident Cool Dad Matthew Kruse. “However, it’s good for us dads to take a break every once in a while and do something for ourselves.”

The survey, conducted by market researchers OnePoll and commissioned by Groupon, also found that 60 percent of men have a man cave where they can escape and unwind.

If you want to help your dad relax this Father’s Day, Groupon has a number of ways that you can help him get some me time in the areas where he most wants to spend it. To view the complete Groupon Father’s Day gift shop, please visit