Though by a relatively small margin, couples in the South spend the least time dating prior to engagement.
wedding sites, jewelry stores and TLC shows, all have two things in common: hyping up the materialist aspect of marriage and, of course, love... To see if wedding propaganda played any part in helping marriages last, two Emory University professors conducted a survey called "'A Diamond is Forever' and Other Fairy Tales: The Relationship between Wedding Expenses and Marriage Duration." After surveying a sample of straight married couples this past summer and studying their marital habits, satisfaction and age at each part of their relationship milestones, they found that wedding logistisics (other than love) do matter, but not in the way you'd expect.
Randy Olson, a data analyst and Computer Science graduate research assistant, made graphs that break down the survey's findings — which Olson points out are trends in correlation, not causation.
The study states that couples who spend ,000 or more on their wedding are 46 percent more likely to get a divorce.
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Would you ever give your significant other an ultimatum, and how long would you wait?
of the year to get engaged, trailing only Christmas (December 24th-25th) and New Year’s Eve (December 31st).
When this occurs, requires patience and understanding are necessary.
(LTK): What do people need to know about the first stage of dating?