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Guys – Don’t Marry a Diva, Girls – Don’t Marry a Guy Who Wins Women Over With Money

19 Oct

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The Friday File: Economists studying marriage find that the more lavish the wedding the shorter the marriage. To be precise, the chances of getting divorced are 60% higher if the wedding cost more than $20,000 compared to less costly nuptials. Similarly, all else equal, the chances of getting divorced rise by 30% if the engagement ring cost between $2,000 and $4,000 compared to rings costing $500 to $2,000.

Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D.
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Posted by on October 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

4 responses to “Guys – Don’t Marry a Diva, Girls – Don’t Marry a Guy Who Wins Women Over With Money

  1. sfcton

    October 19, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    didn’t some recent research say the opposite?

     
  2. Will S.

    October 19, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    I don’t know. I’d be interested to read anything if you come across it.

    The most recent other link I remember on the subject is this one:

    http://thefederalist.com/2014/10/07/want-to-be-happy-for-the-rest-of-your-life-have-a-big-cheap-wedding/

    Which correlates with the above.

     
  3. Will S.

    October 20, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Here’s another one:

    http://consumerist.com/2014/10/14/researchers-say-the-secret-to-a-successful-marriage-has-something-to-do-with-money/

    “Couples who spent between $2,000 and $4,000 on an engagement ring have a significantly higher probability of divorce. Those who spent less than $1,000 showed a decreased chance of divorce, the report showed.”

    “Like previous reports that found having a large wedding (150 or more guests) leads to a high-quality marriage, the new report shows that weddings with between 101 and 200 guests were 84% less likely to divorce.

    While having hundreds of guests might improve your chance at a long-lasting marriage, the report found that you shouldn’t actually break the bank for the big day. Researchers found that couples who spent $20,000 or more on their weddings were 46% more likely to divorce than those who spent between $5,000 and $10,000.”

    So, have lots of guests, but don’t spend too much on the wedding or the ring.

    As Mollie Hemingway said in her piece, linked in my last comment.

     

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