Where bridal couples shouldn’t shimmer
Corona throws many people willing to marry a spanner in the works. But there is also an advantage: you now have more time to think about the destination for your honeymoon. Because according to a study, the divorce rate also depends on it.
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WIf he is on the plane to the Maldives in normal times, he is guaranteed to have at least one twinkling couple on board, who are beaming on their changed family status. At least the bride likes to wear a shirt with the big letters “Just married”. Traditionally there is a nice announcement from the pilot, and as a friendly gesture the flight attendant gives the couple champagne or sparkling wine, the main thing being sparkling, while the passengers clap.
When they arrive at their destination, the next honeymooners are already out and about on the sandy beach under coconut trees, on which a large frame in the form of a heart with red artificial flowers is set up for the photo shoot. It’s all very romantic, and other guests are touched, dream of their own honeymoon or remember it while holding hands and immediately decide to plan an anniversary honeymoon.
That was before Corona. Honeymoon trips have now been postponed, which is a shame. But this postponement also holds an opportunity: Those willing to marry now have more time to think about the right goal.
Because there is a connection between the honeymoon destination and the susceptibility to divorce. The website Compare.bet just found him after asking 3100 divorced or separated couples from around the world where they had spent their honeymoon.
Exciting insight: If married couples want to stay together for a long time, they shouldn’t opt for the Maldives – the islands ended up in first place with 20 percent of the later divorced. Bora Bora, Bali and Mauritius are also at high risk of divorce. Now one could argue that tropical dream islands are among the favorite long-distance destinations of honeymooners – a high honeymooner rate automatically leads to a high divorce rate.
What spoils the honeymoon after the wedding
But there seems to be something to the evaluation. Because the only empirically conducted study on honeymoons, published in 2007, saw it similarly: “Sunburn. Boredom. Bitten by the centipede. Bleached coral reef. Ear infection from diving. Seaweed on the dream beach. And then even more persistent continuous rain. ”Typical reasons for the crisis named by couples on the Maldives and other dream islands, compiled by the Swiss social researcher Urs Keller in his dissertation“ Just you and me ”.
According to him, honeymoons are generally tricky because of the supposed uniqueness with high expectations. Who openly admits that their honeymoon was stupid because the reality didn’t live up to expectations?
According to the Swiss researcher, bridal couples on islands with a beautiful setting but little alternative, who are on vacation together for the first time, have not yet lived together and are not familiar with “24-hour operation”, are particularly at risk. Negotiation processes and arbitration procedures still have to be learned, “edgy character traits” have to be discovered in paradise, of all places.
So what does the researcher recommend? There is a tendency: the shorter the travel time, the more activities and the more luxury, the better because it is less stressful. According to the survey, city destinations such as Bangkok, safaris such as Kenya and gourmet holidays in wine regions such as the Napa Valley are considered “more resistant to divorce”.
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