People are much more accepting of unmarried parents now than they were before. The tendency was highlighted by Meetville.com (dating app to find the right person) in a poll, which was carried out between 7/9/14 and 10/10/14.
The total number of 40,029 responded to the following question: “If a man gets a woman pregnant, must they marry?” 65% of those polled do not consider marriage a reasonable solution.
In accordance with public views, the author of the book on motherhood “Promises I Can Keep”, Millie Acevedo believes: “Such marriages are almost certain to end in divorce, and thus benefit neither the couple nor the child.”
The Knot Yet Report offers the following observation: “Culturally, young adults have increasingly come to see marriage as a ‘capstone’ rather than a ‘cornerstone’—that is, something they do after they have all their ducks in a row, rather than a foundation for launching into adulthood and parenthood.”
Among the 65% majority, who do not support marriage because of pregnancy, one out of three participants were women – 26%. By comparison the percentage of female votes in favor of marriage was lower – 17%. The geography of the participants was as follows: USA – 55% of votes, Canada – 4%, Britain – 11%, Australia – 8% and other countries – 22%.
Alex Cusper, Meetville service analyst, explains the results: “Women are more sentimental. They don’t want the marriage to be a ploy. Most of them wish to marry someone they would love and who would love them back, not because it made filing taxes easier or made hospital paperwork more efficient.”
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