July 21st, 2012
Post-nuptial remorse? Over half of all British married couples regret saying ‘I do’
Your wedding day is meant to be the happiest day of your life – and at the time it most likely was.
But, as Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have found out, that feeling does not always last.
In fact more than half of all married couples in Britain admit they have felt regrets about tying the knot, and even the person they chose to tie it with, according to new research.
So it seems we are a nation upset with our choices of partner, and desperately worried about having to spend our lives with the same lover forever. What fools we all are! Or, not, because:
Additionally, many couples that took part in the survey – which was conducted by independent body OnePoll on behalf of married persons dating website IllicitEncounters.com – stated they regretted getting married even before the first year was over; a shocking 11 per cent regretting getting married on their actual wedding day.
This story was indeed based on a poll by OnePoll – we know OnePoll well, and to call them an ‘independent body’ is quite ludicruous. OnePoll are the survey arm of 72 Point, a full-service PR company who secure press coverage for IllicitEncouters.com. Press coverage like:
- Devon couples ‘most unfaithful’ – Telegraph, 25th March, 2010
- Cheating Britons: One in ten would have an affair if they could get away with it – Daily Mail, 7th April, 2009
- Lock up your bridesmaids! Why a wedding is where a married man is most likely to stray – Daily Mail, 28th July, 2011
And I could go on.
IllicitEncounters.com, for the uninitiated, is a website offering ‘extra-marital dating’ – so it couldn’t be clearer to see where they might have an interest in encouraging married couples to doubt and regret their fidelity.