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 also revealed that men will have six relationships - two of which will last more than a year, while women will have five.
To understand where you stand, you need to look at some statistics regarding sexual averages.Perhaps it would help to turn to the scientific research, which has pinpointed specific factors that can make or break a romantic relationship.Below, we've rounded up 15 nontrivial things you might want to keep in mind before hiring a wedding planner. I mean, you adore them — but they constantly leave hair in the shower.They tell the worst jokes — but they're always there to comfort you after a hard day.
All those calamities, false starts and heartbreaks never knowing when or if or how "The One" is going to appear in your life.