Ladies Beware: The Bigger the Ring, the Shorter the Marriage?

At least according to an academic paper (full paper here), abstract here:

In this study, we evaluate the association between wedding spending and marriage duration using data from a survey of more than 3,000 ever-married persons in the United States. Controlling for a number of demographic and relationship characteristics, we find evidence that marriage duration is inversely associated with spending on the engagement ring and wedding ceremony.

So not only doesn’t money guarantee happiness, with marriage bliss it’s the opposite?




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