Keep your wedding costs under control Spending more than ,000 on a wedding led to divorce 3.5 times more frequently for women than for those who spent between ,000 and ,000.
During the study, women were also asked to fill out questionnaires, which included questions about penis size preferences, sexual history, and their current sexual functioning (orgasm rates, ease of lubrication, and any pain during intercourse).
The study discovered that high wedding attendance and a honeymoon (regardless of cost) "are positively associated with marriage duration." "In 1959, Bride’s [magazine] recommended that couples set aside 2 months to prepare for their wedding and published a checklist with 22 tasks for them to complete," the authors of the study (which can be viewed in full here) noted.
"By the 1990s, the magazine recommended 12 months of wedding preparation and published a checklist with 44 tasks to complete." And if you're too busy driving yourself around the bend planning that big lavish wedding to read the study, here's the sum-up: "Our findings provide little evidence to support the validity of the wedding industry’s general message that connects expensive weddings with positive marital outcomes." Burgers and fries for all!
Couples who fell fast in love were engaged after nine months, and married after 18 months.
These couples usually made it to their seventh anniversary before divorcing sometime later.
I try to go through each and every stat regularly and update as much as possible, but we all know that some stats are easier to track down than others.