Single people around the world might be pining to tie the knot when they see their buddies strutting down the aisle, but give it a few years and they will be sure to hear from the loving couple the words, “Marriage isn’t easy.” No, it certainly isn’t, and that’s probably why an increasing number of people around the globe are deciding not to do it, according to United Nations statistics on marriage trends.
While we don’t want to scare you away from getting hitched to your dearly betrothed, it’s better you know some facts about marriage before you take the plunge. Read some of these shocking marriage facts and then tell us what you think about happily ever after.
10. Having Kids Will Probably Ruin Your Marriage
Yep, you read that correctly. According to research on marital satisfaction, on the whole, couples fell into a relationship decline after their child was born. While this might seem a little depressing, the study also found that all relationships suffer a decline in satisfaction. Only if you have kids, the descent is twice as steep.
9. It Will Also Kill Your Sex Drive
8. But Keep Your Sex Life Active If You Want To Stay Together
Marriage might be killing your sex drive, but research shows that once couples start regulating their sex days to a frequency far lower than it was during the romance period, they are likely to break-up. The National Survey of Families and Households reports that couples with low rates of bedroom activity are “significantly” more at risk of being the victim of a divorce.
7. Handsome Men Will Suffer
6. Broke Men Can’t Be Trusted
5. Divorce Might Just Be In Your Blood
4. If Your Husband’s Flight Is Delayed, Be Worried
3. Pregnancy Drives Him Away
2. You Can Actually Be “Just Friends” With That Old Flame
1. There Are Proven Ways To Find The Right One
So, are you still thinking about getting hitched after those hard-to-swallow facts about holy matrimony? As we said, these facts we hope have not scared you away from marriage forever, more we hope they can be a guide to those couples out there thinking about tying the knot. You might also remember that even though statistics tell us that an office chair is way safer that a children’s jungle gym, 85 people each year do die from office chair falls. What we are saying is that there are always exceptions to the rule.
Put it this way, you could be a pregnant woman with a handsome, poor man, who has a low IQ, break-up blood cells, low sex drive, and seems to be uncannily unlucky with flight delays. This man might also make the perfect husband for life. Why not tell us what you think about this list, and your own experiences with prospective marriage partners.