But the other findings, like the fact that expensive rings and ceremonies don't yield happier unions, are more surprising.Perhaps ill-matched couples use giant diamonds or flashy weddings to cover up the cracks in their emotional foundations.
But the dating habits of college students can be cracked and tracked. It’ll be a little easier for guys to snag dates with a larger pool of women to choose from. A number of students have begun choosing abstinence over condoms.
Unsurprisingly the majority of participants and their ex-partners (79 per cent) had been actively using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram before parting ways, with 36 per cent admitting that they had met their ex online either through social media or a dating site.
Over half (54 per cent) felt that social media played a part in the demise of their relationship, with 34 per cent saying their ex-partner met someone new on social media/ was flirting with other people via social media.
A diamond is forever, but an expensive engagement ring means the marriage might not last that long. Men are 50 percent more likely to end up divorced when they said their partner's looks were important in their decision to get married, and women are 60 percent more likely to end up divorced when they cared about their partner’s wealth, compared to people who said they cared about neither. Honeymoons decrease the chances of divorce by 41 percent.* * *Part of the study echoes what we already know about marriage: That it's increasingly for rich people—who make a lot and can afford honeymoons.
According to a new study, spending between ,000 and ,000 on an engagement ring is significantly associated with an increase in the risk of divorce. They analyzed income, religious attendance, how important attractiveness was to each partner, wedding attendance, and other metrics to determine the aspects associated with eventual marital dissolution. Dating for a while before tying the knot might indicate a level of planning that suggests the couple is in it for the long haul.