Relationships

If you met your partner in THIS month you’re most likely to stay happily married

So if you're single, this is the best time to get yourself out there!

You never know when true love might be round the corner, but for a happy and longlasting relationship to develop, you’re best to meet in March.

Yes, that’s right; a new British poll has revealed the best months of the year to fall in love, after asking married people how happy they are in their relationship and when they met.

The results found that March is the month when the majority of happily married couples meet, and November is the month when unhappily married couples are most likely to meet.

The team at diamond jewellery brand, Vashi, conducted the poll as part of ongoing research into British relationships.

A total of 2,944 married Britons took part in the survey, all of whom had been married to their partner for at least three years. The people taking part were from an equal spread of the 12 UK regions.

Initially, respondents were asked: “How happy is your marriage?” before being told to give a score from one to 10, with 10 being the happiest.

The average answer given by the respondents was six out of 10.

According to Vanity Fair Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met in July, so things are looking ‘above average’ for them.

Next, the respondents were asked to state what month of the year that they met their partner.

The team analysed the responses of all those who stated that their marriage was a 10 on the happiness scale, and found that the majority (34 per cent) of these met their partner in March, followed by August (11 per cent) and July (8 per cent).

The team then considered the couples on the other end of the spectrum, analysing all respondents who scored their marriage as one out of ten on the happiness scale, and found that the most common month for unhappily married couples to meet was November (19 per cent), followed by January (9 per cent) and September (8 per cent).

In addition to meeting in March, the survey identified further secrets to successful marriages and warning signs for those that were likely to end up scoring less highly on the happiness scale.

The happiest respondents were most likely to know each other for ’60 months or more’ at the time of getting engaged (61 per cent), whilst the least happiest were most likely to have known each other for ’12-23 months’ (43 per cent).

Further to this, the least happily married couples were most likely to have met ‘at work’ (17 per cent), whilst the happiest were most likely to have met ‘on dating sites/apps’ (19 per cent). This contradicts other research we’ve come across, though, which suggested that meeting at work led to happy relationships for at least half of those couples.

The take-outs we took from this? If you meet someone you like, put them off for a bit and call them up again in March – and don’t rush into getting engaged!

Via Grazia

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