Dating for divorce
But the other findings, like the fact that expensive rings and ceremonies don't yield happier unions, are more surprising.
Perhaps ill-matched couples use giant diamonds or flashy weddings to cover up the cracks in their emotional foundations.
Unfortunately, dating is really the only way to find The (Second) One — so here's how to make the whole experience more fun.
It's an old saying, but it keeps getting thrown around because it's true: You have to love yourself before someone else can love you.
Remember that you’re now their model for what dating looks like, so move forward carefully and intentionally once you do start dating.
Talk to your kids about how they’re feeling, let them know that you’re going on dates, and be very selective and careful about when your young’uns get to meet your new significant other.
A strong marriage, in other words, is an intentional one.
A diamond is forever, but an expensive engagement ring means the marriage might not last that long. Men are 50 percent more likely to end up divorced when they said their partner's looks were important in their decision to get married, and women are 60 percent more likely to end up divorced when they cared about their partner’s wealth, compared to people who said they cared about neither. Honeymoons decrease the chances of divorce by 41 percent.* * *Part of the study echoes what we already know about marriage: That it's increasingly for rich people—who make a lot and can afford honeymoons.