34 Awesome Marriage Facts

  • The longest recorded marriage lasted 91 years and 12 days
  • 74% of young Indians prefer an arranged marriage over a free-choice one, a 2013 survey found.
  • 69% of marriages in Ethiopia occur through abduction.
  • Gamophobia is the fear of getting married or being in a relationship
  • People who get married between 28 and 32 split up least in the ensuing years.
  • In Vietnam, marriage applicants must acquire a certificate of good mental health from a doctor before being allowed to marry.
  • Adultery was illegal in 18 U.S. states up until 2013
  • One in three newlyweds say their spouse’s spending habits are different than what they expected.
  • In 1960, 59% of American adults aged 18-29 were married. Today, only 20% are married.
  • With an average cost of over $80,000 per wedding, Manhattan is the most expensive place to get married in the U.S.
  • In 2012, about 42 Million Americans had never been married. Twice as many as in 1960.
  • You can be sued for breaking off an engagement in about half of the U.S. states
  • A UK survey found that more than half of couples do not consumate their marriage on their wedding night. Mostly because the groom is too drunk.