Surveys are coming out of our ears at the moment, especially now that we’re heading towards a nuptial filled summer. This latest study of 4000 people, compiled by market researchers OnePoll.com, has found that 15% have misgivings at the altar. That means up to 84,000 people are thinking ‘I don’t’ whilst saying ‘I do.’ So out of the 560,000 getting hitched this year, 84,000 could be having second thoughts.
In further cheery news, the study also found that 23% wouldn’t have married their spouse if they could go back in time. No doubt the divorce lawyers are counting the cash as I type.
It seems we aren’t a romantic bunch either. A third claim they didn’t marry for love but for reasons that included wanting to have children, becauce they had bought a house together and fear of being left on the shelf. 4% admitted they fancied the party and pressies.
It’s not all doom and gloom though. Brits still named love as their number one reason for heading for the altar.
The Top 10 reasons for tying the knot:
Because I had found my true love
Because I wanted kids
Because my partner wanted to
Because I felt I was at the age when I should settle down
Because we had bought a house together
Because I was afraid of being left on the shelf
Because I thought no-one else would want to marry me
Because my family/ my partner’s family wanted me to
Because I was pregnant
Because I wanted the party/ gifts