Did you know that the most activity on dating sites occurs on Valentine's Day? According to statistics, the number of users on such resources increases on February 14 by almost 40%. These and other pessimistic facts about modern relationships are in the BeautyHack material.
Fact number 1: the most common cause of divorce is housing and material problems
According to statistics, out of 1000 officially registered marriages in our country, 829 break up. The peak of divorce falls on the first three years - more than 50%. Moreover, the main reasons for the breakdown of official relations are treason and housing and material problems.
Fact # 2: Most dating site visitors aren't looking for relationships
This is the conclusion reached by American scientists who conducted over 400 studies on online dating services. It turned out that the main goal of users is not sex and long-term relationships, but communication! Boys and girls are looking for a kindred spirit there. The peak of activity on sites is observed on St. Valentine's Day - the number of users increases by 40%.
Fact # 3: 81% of site visitors lie to dating about their weight
Both age and height. These data are confirmed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Women reduce their weight by 3-5 kg, men "lose weight" by 1-2 kg. And representatives of the strong half of humanity in 50% of cases do not spend time reading the questionnaire, but they spend more time looking at photos.
Fact # 4: a third of dating site visitors don't date
This discovery was made by the Pew Research Center. The couple communicates online every day, but when they hear an offer to meet “offline”, they come up with reasons not to come.
Fact # 5: people who meet in life are more likely to get divorced
Surprising but true. People who meet online get divorced only 6% of the time. So dating sites are not the worst place to find a second half.
Fact # 6: falling in love pushes people to rash acts
Remember the film with Adriano Celentano "Lover in Love"? For the sake of the object of desires, you can jump from the tower, and learn to sing serenades. The vivid emotions that the feeling of falling in love gives, push people to rash actions and spontaneous decisions. Psychologists recommend getting married no earlier than a year after the start of the relationship. Experts at Emory University have proven that couples who have been together for more than three years before the wedding are 39% less likely to divorce.
Fact # 7: Marriage Happiness Has Declined Over the Past 30 Years
21st century marriages are less happy than those 30 years ago. Psychologists attribute this to higher stress levels and less "live" interaction between spouses.
Fact # 8: people rarely say thank you to each other
The values of the modern world have changed greatly and shifted towards the material. In the constant race for a better life, people forget about basic things - even ordinary gratitude. A banal "thank you" can strengthen relationships. Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley proved this by conducting an experiment with 77 pairs. Gratitude triggers the release of oxytocin, the attachment hormone.
Fact # 9: people who are married have great career success
And this is a fact! They have better health than singles and more vitality. In addition, married couples have a more stable psyche and social ties.
Fact # 10: Civil marriage does not provide the same benefits as formal marriage
Today, couples are in no hurry to enter into official relations, preferring to live without a stamp in their passports. Even having children is not a reason for registering a marriage. Psychologists say: cohabitation can be viewed as loneliness. In such couples, men and women are more focused on autonomy than family welfare.
Fact # 11: women living with a man out of wedlock have a higher risk of experiencing violence
Proven: Married men are less violent. Psychologists associate this with "investment." How? Just! For a man, marriage is an “investment” in a woman and his own well-being, and, consequently, the degree of responsibility is higher. The social framework in the form of a cliche becomes a deterrent, reducing the level of aggression.