People married on special dates are 36% more likely to divorce
According to researchers from the University of Melbourne, marriages celebrated on numerically significant dates or special holidays more often end in divorce than those organized in the ordinary days.
To arrive at such a conclusion the scientists studied marriages celebrated on St. Valentine’s day and on the dates like:
- 9/10/11 (sequence of numbers)
- 11/11/11 (same numbers)
- 20/01/2001 (repeated digits)
Thus, over the past 9 years one in five couples married on Valentine’s Day divorced, Heraldsun.com.au reports.
In general, couples married on special dates were up to 36% more likely to divorce.
The scientists have their own explanation for the statistics.
Professor David Ribar believes that people who choose a special day pay too much attention to external attributes like the wedding place or date. Those who get married on the ordinary dates are concerned about what is happening inside the relationship.
Asian pairs, for example, appreciate everything associated with the number 8. August 8, 2008 had an extremely high number of nuptials among Chinese newlyweds.
What makes people believe that a wedding date is able to have a good influence on their marriage? And vice versa, if people are in love and deeply committed, can Friday 13th influence that?
As we know, Russian and Ukrainian women, for example, believe in many superstitions. There are quite a few omens that are believed to be bad or good for a future marriage.