This year’s wedding season got off to a grandiose start with the big Royal Wedding and the nuptials of Kate and William were seen by many as something other couples might aspire to. A survey of singles now shows that a dramatic white wedding is not a big dream for the majority.
Most of the singles who took part in the survey want to get married eventually. In fact, only 20% would not marry if they had a choice. However, the numbers who wanted a white wedding are much lower. Despite 78% of respondents saying that they dream of marriage and 44% saying they expect their wedding to be ‘the best day of my life’, most singles describe their dream wedding as an intimate affair, with “our closest family and friends, a fancy dinner and a small celebration”. Only singles under 25 are keen on the big white wedding, while all other age groups prefer something quieter.
Over 65% would only marry if they had found “the One”. Obviously, that level of caution might be related to the fact that 85% of respondents think marriage changes a relationship.
Whatever their opinion on marriage or ideas of a dream wedding, an online matchmaking site is a good place to start looking for the right partner to marry. A recent Which? survey found that over one in five singles who used online matchmaking went on to marry somebody they met through the internet.
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